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Boxer
Gust Lessis and His Cannon

Gust Lessis and His Cannon

Gust Lessis, who we have covered several times on this blog, had an incredibly colorful career as a vaudeville strongman, wrestler and boxer. Very much to his credit, Lessis was constantly featured in the newspapers performing unusual feats of strength. Here' s a rare...

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Tom Sharkey

Tom Sharkey

A look at the great boxer Tom Sharkey, circa 1898, at the time he held the world heavyweight title. Not sure if Sharkey ever even lifted a weight but he certainly did train as evident by his series of physical culture lessons that he authored for The Police Gazette...

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Tag:
Boxer
Gust Lessis and His Cannon

Gust Lessis and His Cannon

Gust Lessis, who we have covered several times on this blog, had an incredibly colorful career as a vaudeville strongman, wrestler and boxer. Very much to his credit, Lessis was constantly featured in the newspapers performing unusual feats of strength. Here' s a rare...

read more
Tom Sharkey

Tom Sharkey

A look at the great boxer Tom Sharkey, circa 1898, at the time he held the world heavyweight title. Not sure if Sharkey ever even lifted a weight but he certainly did train as evident by his series of physical culture lessons that he authored for The Police Gazette...

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