BOXING IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS

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Source - September 2 , 1921 - Jonesboro Evening Sun

LOOK ! LOOK ! - TRUMAN , ARK. - JULY 4TH AT RUSTIC GARDEN CLUB

A SIX-ROUND BOXING CONTEST between Battling Smith of Marmaduke , Arkansas , and Homer Vaughn of Lake City , Arkansas . Also a preliminary three round bout between Lloyd Smith and Robbie Pierce and Jim Hubbard and Marvin Hughes. A battle royal will be fought between six of our best amateur boxers. A prize of $ 7.50 will be given the winner. In addition a 6 - piece jazz band will furnish music for a dance to be given by the club members. - EVERYBODY INVITED -.

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Source - January 29 , 1909 - Jonesboro Evening Sun

GOVERNOR STEPS IN - SHERIFF IS INSTRUCTED TO SEAL THE LID ON ARKANSAS BOXING BOUTS AND STOPS FIGHT

Little Rock , Ark. - Jan. 29 - While the city council was deliberating over the question whether or not to permit the Sullivan - Wolgast sparring match next Wednesday night Gov. Donaghey entered upon the scene and issued instructions to Sheriff Burt Roberts today to enforce the law . the govenor says it is against the law for exhibitions of that kind and as long as he is governor of the state he will not permit such contest.

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Source - March 20 , 1915 - Jonesboro Evening Sun

BOXING CONTESTS OF AMATEURS AT ST. LOUIS

ST. LOUIS , MAR. 18 - Amateur jabsmiths to the number of nearly a hundred will tangle here tonight in the first annual boxing meeting of the Columbian A. C. An elimination series will take place in the afternoon and the end of the performance and championship decisions are not expected until late in the evening.

The entrants range in size from paperweights at 95 pounds to heavier threatening the 200 pound mark. Only A.A. U. boxers are eligible.

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Source - December 21 , 1921 - Jonesboro Evening Sun

There will be a boxing contest at Lake City , Thursday , Dec. 22 , at ?? hyland Theatre. Edward Stephens weight 152 , of Lake City vs. Bob Barter weight 152 , of Hardy , Ark. will be the contenders. This will be one of the best contest of the season.

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Source - September 29 , 1921 - Jonesboro Evening Sun

AT THE RUSTIC GARDEN CLUB OF TRUMANN , ARK. - BOXING CONTEST - FRIDAY NIGHT , JULY 29TH

BATTLING SMITH OF MARMADUKE VS. DUMMY McKINNEY , MEMPHIS CHAMPION

BATTLE ROYAL

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Source - September 29 , 1921 - Jonesboro Evening Sun

One of the fastest boxing bouts of the season will take place at the picnic Monday at Patrick Park . Williams and Baker are the men fighting . They have each secured a knock - out each and this will be the deciding battle .

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