Oregon Prizefighters

  • The History Press
  • 2015
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  • eng
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  • 9781625855145
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In 1884, London's prizefighting craze spread to Portland. Since the fights were illegal throughout the States, matches were fought in inconspicuous venues away from unwanted spectators. A winner could be hanged if the loser died. Champions like Dave Campbell, Jack &quote;Nonpareil&quote; Dempsey and &quote;Mysterious&quote; Billy Smith were just a few contenders for the brutal, nearly forgotten sport. Join author Barney Blalock as he reveals the remarkable stories of Oregon's bare-knuckle champions.