Most of these stories were found on boxrec, due to time and lazyness, all the sources isn't noted, but they are all real, obscure, and well worth reading!


It was announced prior to this bout that it would be "no decision" because of the small attendance.

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Reagan and Dempsey fought in 2 rings. The 1st ring became submerged in the 4th round and
had to be moved 20 miles away. The bout resumed in the snow and cold, lasting
almost 4 hours.

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Perfecto Gonzales - Falsely presented himself as being former champion Uriah Grant

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Grim was down twenty times. He was down twice in the second, once in the
third (an accidental slip), three times in the fourth, six times in the fifth
and eight times in the sixth. Fitzsimmons stated that, "he had never tried harder to
a bout as he did in the last three rounds."

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West quit for no apparent reason and his purse was withheld. - (Tommy West vs. Young Peter Jackson)

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This bout was stopped as the fighters were considered to be faking. - (Maurice Hagerstrom vs. Bobby Dobbs)

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Stopped by the referee, who had to catch a train

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Quinn bit Johnson's right-hand middle finger so severely that amputation was required,
yet Johnson managed to box again two days later. (Charley Johnson vs. Scaldy Bill Quinn)

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"Fight stopped after green refused to defend himself and began insulting the referee" - Was listed on the record of legendary Mitch "Blood" Green, now it's removed, but it's too good to throw away

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An "emergency bout."

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Nitram was in a hopeless plight in the 14th round and endeavored to take counts without being sent to the floor by Harvey. At the third attempt the referee disqualified him (New York Times).

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for a fight in 1953: Title vacant since Francisco Magnelli relinquished the title in 1936

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Referee stopped contest after 3rd round, finished six rounds without the referee! (Vaulev-Sidon)

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One "of the worst exhibitions of fighting ever offered by two championship conteneders." Joe Glick vs. Baby Joe Gans

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Smith is reported by some newspapers as being the Intermountain Junior Lightweight Champion. - Undernet #boxing if you know what Mountain this might be!

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The Wisconsin Athletic Commission fined Gaudes $50 and suspended him for 30 days for his "safety first performance" (New York Times).

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DeGrasse 123 1/2, Goldberg 128 lbs. The decision was so unpopular it provoked a "demonstration that prevented the introduction of the principals of the next bout." (New York Times)

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Wolgast back-handed Sanstol several times for which he was warned once, and regarding the others "the Quakertowner did the trick so fast that the referee couldn't see [them]." "The brow of Sanstol's eyes oozed gore at the finish and the fiery Norwegian looked as though he had been battered about the face with a carpet beater."

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According to The Los Angeles Times columnist Chas. M'Donald: "If Georgie Hansford has a sense of humor he's still probably laughing at himself today. His bout ... was just that funny. Hansford missed so many punches and by such wide margins as the clever Sanstol weaved, bobbed and side-stepped, that the battle looked more like an act than a contest of fisticuffs.... In fact at times it looked like Hansford was shadow boxing with a common ordinary house fly. Sanstal (sic) proved to be just that fast and clever. At the end of the eighth round he had George so dizzy from missing that the local youngster insisted on going to the wrong corner as the gong ended the round." Sanstol took nine rounds, the other being even.

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Controversial decision: "There was a shock in store for many when Dr. Demers took the slips from the announcer and pointed to Sanstol. A victory must have even surprised Sanstol himself

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Tommy was floored six times. His seconds threw in the towel when one punch sent him clear through the ropes. Referee Tom Louttit picked it up and threw it out of the ring, and resumed counting. When he reached seven, Tommy climbed back into the ring, only to be felled for a four-count, then a fifth time for two or three, then a sixth. A towel was once again thrown in; Louttit kicked it while counting. Tommy's seconds were unaware that it was against Portland boxing rules to throw in the towel; the referee was the sole judge of when to stop a contest. KO @ 2:19. Tommy had to be carried out of the ring. - A first round KO.

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Winning easily Walcott was disqualified for no apparent reason. The contest was disregarded as a title bout and walcott continued as champion when it was later discovered the referee had bet on the Dixie Kid.

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A bout to determine the Middle Western challenger for Bat Battalino's featherweight crown. It ended when both fighters went through the ropes and sprawled on the floor outside the ring.

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An accidental "upper cut to the groin as Genaro leapt into the air to send a right hand swing"

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The pleas Thursday stem from a Thanksgiving Day arrest near Huntsville after (Tommy)Morrison allegedly ran from a traffic accident in which he was a passenger in a car driven by Bart Bumpass. Bumpass was arrested and charged with possession of drugs, possession of firearms and driving while intoxicated.

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WBO heavyweight champion Herbie Hide was recently declared bankrupt in England because of his refusal to pay some bills, which has caused problems in how he is to be paid for his June 26 title fight with 6' 7" Vitali Klitschko. The biggest problem came when Hide told a British reporter he had left 8,000 pounds next to a lamp in his room at his training camp and when he returned, Hide claimed, the money was on fire.

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Adams, already warned twice for hitting after the bell, is DQ'ed for kneeing Morgan in the face.

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Sullivan was helpless when Referee Charley White decided to end the bout. As White was leaving the ring, Dan Donnolly, one of Sullivan's seconds, rushed and nailed White with a shot to the left eye in protest. National Police Gazette, Feb. 24, 1900.

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Mellody claims World 'white' title at 142lbs (Matty Matthews vs Honey Mellody), the interesting part is that Mellody Lost a 12 round decision, actually that happend quite a few times in Matthews career: http://www.boxrec.com/boxer_display.php?boxer_id=061840).
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It was a dull and uninteresting scrap and the crowd was in a sarcastic mood." (AP) Venue: Coliseum

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Smith, says Gibbons, was not only a stiff who didn't belong in the ring. According to Gibbons, Smith also took part in robbing Gibbons' home, and was caught when he tried to sell tickets he stole from Gibbons to a George Foreman fight Gibbons was promoting.
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Brown, accompanied by an Eskimo, made his French debut at the Wagram Studio room. He would become a highly popular pugilist in France [Panama Al Brown vs Antoine Merlo, 1926-11-10]

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Janssen was awarded the decision on a knockout when Laing refused to continue after being hit whilst on the floor. After losing the first round, Laing took the next two but in the 4th "looked decidedly uncomfortable and ragged at the bell". Janssen was "attacking fiercely" in the 5th when Laing slipped to one knee. Janssen followed through with the punch. "Laing decided to get to his feet, thought quickly, lay down on the canvas and refused to budge. His trainer made no attempt to treat him as an hurt boxer but simply tried to persuade him to get up" (The Square Ring)
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Both fighters were thrown out for alleged stalling tactics
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Lynch, dizzy and groggy, walked to a neutral corner and turned his back to Carter and the referee. As Carter started for him, he held up his hands and said, 'Don't hit me.' "It was a fast bout, with both boys trading punches from the opening gong until the closing bell. The Indiana battler had a shade in eight rounds with the fourth round even, while those at the ringside gave Lynch an edge in the eighth session." (AP)
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"Daly's victory over such a fine boxer stamps him as one of the most promising figures in British boxing." (Evening News, 22-03-29). -- after his 10 round pts win over 2-4-2 Nicolas Petit-Biquet who ended his career 9-15-6 (Nipper Pat Daly vs Nicolas Petit-Biquet
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In the closing seconds of his bout against Jerry Hackney, Klinesmith, the WBF American super middleweight champion, delivered a straight right that literally sent his opponent through the air and over the top rope. Hackney was about to crash to the arena floor when his foot became tangled in the ropes. As the bell sounded to end the match, Hackney was dangling headlong from the ring like a Christmas ornament as the crowd chanted, "Butcher, Butcher, Butcher."
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Unspecified Male - A male fighter was inserted as last minute replacement. Referee stopped the fight in the fourth round. http://www.boxrec.com/boxer_display.php?boxer_id=217227
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Kenneth Kidd beat Howard Stern at T.Michael's Dance Club, Goodlettsville,TN,USA. Scores were 98-92,97-93,100-99 - Yes, one judge scored 9 rounds even. Howard Sterns last fight was in 93, he retired 1-7 his only win was against Billy Evans (1-24-1) a 6th round KO for howard.
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They fought in two rings, the first becoming submerged in water, then the battle moved some 20 miles and Dempsey won in time of 1 hour 13 minutes. (source--Ring Boxing Encyclopedia) jack dempsey vs johnny regan
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The fighters ended the tenth and final round still throwing punches well after the bell and a wild Bowman punch landed squarely in the back of referee Allan Lovell. This outraged Lovell who kicked Bowman's mouthpiece across the canvas, then picked it up and hurled it into the stands at the rear of the New Daisy Theatre. A melee began to break out from Bowmanís corner as his trainer stormed across the ring at Lovell
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"Douglas showed the Milkman a few old tricks." - Sacramento Star ---------------

"Harvey was beating the Milkman until the second round, when the Milkman shoved him with a left. The boy hit the second ropes and the ropes broke. Harvey sprawled the ground below the ring, cracking his sconce on the planks that held the sqaured circle up." Sacramento Star
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LaBlanche grabbed Childs by the waist, threw him down, and then kicked him. Despite being badly hurt, Childs got up quickly and grabbed LaBlanche in a half-nelson. Then he jerked LaBlanche into the air and threw him. The police got into the ring to stop the bout; Referee Mort Curran awarded Childs the decision. The boxers wore 4-ounce gloves. The Los Angeles Times
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Magner started to use foul tactics and Murphy soon joined in. The police intervened and arrested everyone connected with the bout.
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Thomas was disqualified for deliberately lifting Bolen and throwing him heavily to the floor.
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With the police threatening to arrest everyone in the building, Connolly and Abbott fought six friendly rounds.
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Bernstein quit when a right-hand punch shattered his false teeth, with one tooth splintering his jaw bone.
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After they had fiddled around for two rounds the referee ordered them from the ring.
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The police intervened. When Referee Harry Pollock announced the draw decision, Herman Miller, one of Whistler's seconds jumped into the ring and hit him violently in the face.
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Bennett landed a vicious right hand on Hill's jaw, he was almost out and hanging stupidly onto Bennett's glove when referee George Edwards disqualified him.
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J.J. Frawley, the new referee of the club, showed himself to be so clearly incompetent he was loudly booed and hissed by the spectators.
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In the twelfth round Daly received his quietus, a left hook to the jaw. After he was knocked out he rolled around on the floor like a spinning top.
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Williams kicked Kearns in the stomach and the referee threw him bodily from the ring. Williams was roundly hissed by the spectators.
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Police interfered and tried to arrest the fighters. The ran to Hoboken with the police and ticket holders in pursuit.
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Stanton Abbot had been under Doctor's care for two weeks previous but insisted on continuing with the bout. - He Won
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Hopkins spent the latter part of the bout clinging to McPartland's neck and biting him on the shoulder. McPartland would not claim the fouls but hammered him unmercifully.
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The referee chased the fighters from the ring in the fifth round, owing to the demonstrations from the audience, which was dissatisfied with the showing of the men. Sullivan was inclined to hug Jackson, and the latter was unable to put Sullivan out, although he watched for an opening.
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Murray`s shoulder dislocated and the fight ended after 9 seconds
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Fight venue: Europe Learns About Africa Hotel, Kampala, Uganda
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Fight venue: Boot Scottin Bingo Parlor, Lafayette, IN, USA
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