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After nine months , Dan Stuart's fistic carnival was over . Corbett was still fuming , of course . “ I expect nothing further from Fitzsimmons . He has again showed that he does not want to fight , never did and never will , if he can ...

Author: Leo N. Miletich

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 089096615X

Category: History

Page: 243

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Never have so many done so much to stop so few. The year was 1895, and Dallas gambler Dan Stuart had a modest idea: promote a boxing carnival featuring a match for the heavyweight championship of the world between Gentleman Jim Corbett and Fighting Bob Fitzsimmons. What could be simpler? This richly detailed true epic of a fight and the hard-punching (and sometimes loony) political and religious turmoil surrounding it will entertain not only sports fans but all who appreciate a well-told tale that demonstrates once and for all that truth can be stranger than fiction - a lot stranger.
1994 By Leo N. Miletich

Official Fight Program, Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival, Nevada Historical Society (NHS). 2. Leo N. Miletich, Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1994), 18–21. 3. Ibid., 18. 4. Ibid., 21–36. 5.

Author: Richard O. Davies

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874179385

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Richard O. Davies won Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Bronze Medal in Sports for The Main Event: Boxing in Nevada from the Mining Camps to the Las Vegas Strip. Davies' book was chosen as one of the best indie books of 2014. As the twentieth century dawned, bare-knuckle prizefighting was transforming into the popular sport of boxing, yet simultaneously it was banned as immoral in many locales. Nevada was the first state to legalize it, in 1897, solely to stage the Corbett-Fitzsimmons world heavyweight championship in Carson City. Davies shows that the history of boxing in Nevada is integral to the growth of the sport in America. Promoters such as Tex Rickard brought in fighters like Jack Dempsey to the mining towns of Goldfield and Tonopah and presented the Johnson-Jeffries “Fight of the Century” in Reno in 1910. Prizefights sold tickets, hotel rooms, drinks, meals, and bets on the outcomes. It was boxing\--before gambling, prostitution, and easy divorce\--that first got Nevada called “America’s Disgrace” and the “Sin State.” The Main Event explores how boxing’s growth in Nevada relates to the state’s role as a social and cultural outlier. Starting in the Rat Pack era, organized gambling’s moguls built arenas outside the Vegas casinos to stage championships\--more than two hundred from 1960 to the present. Tourists and players came to see and bet on historic bouts featuring Sonny Liston, Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson, and other legends of the ring. From the celebrated referee Mills Lane to the challenge posed by mixed martial arts in contemporary Las Vegas, the story of boxing in Nevada is a prism for viewing the sport. Davies utilizes primary and secondary sources to analyze how boxing in the Silver State intersects with its tourist economy and libertarian values, paying special attention to issues of race, class, and gender. Written in an engaging style that shifts easily between narrative and analysis, The Main Event will be essential reading for sports fans and historians everywhere.
2014-04-21 By Richard O. Davies

Spellman, Captain J. A. Brooks, 89; Miletich, Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival, 20, 22, 26, 28–29, 44–46; Frisbee, Counterpunch, 56–57; Elmer M. Million, “History of the Texas Prize Fight Statute,” Texas Law Review 17 (February 1939): ...

Author: Darren L. Ivey

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574417449

Category: History

Page: 816

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They say everything is bigger in Texas, and the Lone Star State can certainly boast of immense ranches, vast oil fields, enormous cowboy hats, and larger-than-life heroes. Among the greatest of the latter are the iconic Texas Rangers, a service that has existed, in one form or another, since 1823. Established in Waco in 1968, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum continues to honor these legendary symbols of Texas and the American West. While upholding a proud heritage of duty and sacrifice, even men who wear the cinco peso badge can have their own champions. Thirty-one individuals—whose lives span more than two centuries—have been enshrined in the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame. In The Ranger Ideal Volume 2: Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame, 1874-1930, Darren L. Ivey presents capsule biographies of the twelve inductees who served Texas in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Ivey begins with John B. Jones, who directed his Rangers through their development from state troops to professional lawmen; then covers Leander H. McNelly, John B. Armstrong, James B. Gillett, Jesse Lee Hall, George W. Baylor, Bryan Marsh, and Ira Aten—the men who were responsible for some of the Rangers’ most legendary feats. Ivey concludes with James A. Brooks, William J. McDonald, John R. Hughes, and John H. Rogers, the “Four Great Captains” who guided the Texas Rangers into the twentieth century.
2018-11-15 By Darren L. Ivey

Harold Weiss, Jr., “The Texas Rangers Revisited: Old Themes and New Viewpoints.” Southwestern Historical Quarterly, April 1994, 640. Jack Skiles, Judge Roy Bean Country, 31. Leo N. Miletich, Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival, 59.

Author: Bob Alexander

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574415667

Category: History

Page: 480

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Bad Company and Burnt Powder is a collection of twelve stories of when things turned "Western" in the nineteenth-century Southwest. Each chapter deals with a different character or episode in the Wild West involving various lawmen, Texas Rangers, outlaws, feudists, vigilantes, lawyers, and judges. Covered herein are the stories of Cal Aten, John Hittson, the Millican boys, Gid Taylor and Jim and Tom Murphy, Alf Rushing, Bob Meldrum and Noah Wilkerson, P. C. Baird, Gus Chenowth, Jim Dunaway, John Kinney, Elbert Hanks and Boyd White, and Eddie Aten. Within these pages the reader will meet a nineteen-year-old Texas Ranger figuratively dying to shoot his gun. He does get to shoot at people, but soon realizes what he thought was a bargain exacted a steep price. Another tale is of an old-school cowman who shut down illicit traffic in stolen livestock that had existed for years on the Llano Estacado. He was tough, salty, and had no quarter for cow-thieves or sympathy for any mealy-mouthed politicians. He cleaned house, maybe not too nicely, but unarguably successful he was. Then there is the tale of an accomplished and unbeaten fugitive, well known and identified for murder of a Texas peace officer. But the Texas Rangers couldn't find him. County sheriffs wouldn't hold him. Slipping away from bounty hunters, he hit Owlhoot Trail.
2014-07-15 By Bob Alexander

With a new law now banning boxing, Dan Stuart's fistic carnival could not go forward in Texas. He would promote his “Carnival of Champions” in Hot Springs, Arkansas. But when the governor there refused to allow the fights, ...

Author: Colleen Aycock

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786490172

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 235

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Whether opening saloons, raising cattle, or promoting sporting events, George Lewis “Tex” Rickard (1870–1929) possessed a drive to be the best. After an early career as a cowboy and Texas sheriff, Rickard pioneered the largest ranch in South America, built a series of profitable saloons in the Klondike and Nevada gold rushes, and turned boxing into a million-dollar sport. As “the Father of Madison Square Garden,” he promoted over 200 fights, including some of the most notable of the 20th century: the “Longest Fight,” the “Great White Hope,” fight, and the famous “Long Count” fight. Along the way, he rubbed shoulders with some of history’s most renowned figures, including Teddy Roosevelt, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, John Ringling, Jack Dempsey, and Gene Tunney. This detailed biography chronicles Rickard’s colorful life and his critical role in the evolution of boxing from a minor sport to a modern spectacle.
2014-01-10 By Colleen Aycock

N. Miletich, Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1994), 18–20. 2. New Handbook of Texas, s.v. “Charles Allen Culberson,” by Robert L. Wagner. 3. Leo N. Miletich. Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival, 220, ...

Author: Chuck Parsons

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574413045

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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The first full and complete modern biography of Texas Ranger Captain Hughes, who served as a Texas Ranger from 1887 until early 1915—longer than any other on the force. He first came to the attention of the Rangers after trailing horse thieves and recovering his stock. In his golden years he became a national celebrity, receiving more awards and honors than any other Texas Ranger.
2011-01 By Chuck Parsons

Miletich, Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival, 109–10. “Not To-Day,” El Paso Times, February 14, 1896, 3; Weiss, Yours to Command, 112; Mabry to George Jester, February 27, 1896, 208, Letters Sent, Letter Book, January 2, 1896–April 30, 1896, ...

Author: Meg Frisbee

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295806440

Category: History

Page: 256

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Boxing was popular in the American West long before Las Vegas became its epicenter. However, not everyone in the region was a fan. Counterpunch examines how the sport’s meteoric rise in popularity in the West ran concurrently with a growing backlash among Progressive Era social reformers who saw boxing as barbaric. These tensions created a morality war that pitted state officials against city leaders, boxing promoters against social reformers, and fans against religious groups. Historian Meg Frisbee focuses on several legendary heavyweight prizefights of the period and the protests they inspired to explain why western geography, economy, and culture ultimately helped the sport’s supporters defeat its detractors. A fascinating look at early American boxing, Counterpunch showcases fighters such as “Gentleman” Jim Corbett, Bob Fitzsimmons, and Jack Johnson, the first African American heavyweight champ, and it provides an entertaining way to understand both the growth of the American West and the history of this popular—and controversial—sport.
2016-08-25 By Meg Frisbee


Author: Susan J. Ballew

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 073857158X

Category: History

Page: 127

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Located at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in a high-desert valley of northeastern Nevada, a lone trading post known as Eagle Station formed the early settlement of Carson City. In 1858, Abraham Curry purchased the property named for famous frontiersman and scout Christopher "Kit" Carson and set aside 10 acres for the predicted future territorial capital, which flourished after the discovery of gold and silver at the nearby Comstock Lode in Virginia City. In 1864, at the dawn of the Civil War, a 16,000-word telegram was sent to President Lincoln in Washington, D.C., declaring Nevada a state and Carson City as the permanent capital. Once known as "America's smallest capital," Carson City has persisted through a long, complicated, and mysterious history, which was celebrated during the city's 150th birthday in 2008. Many wonderful reports and never-before-seen photographs came to light during the celebration and are shared here in Early Carson City.
2010-01-01 By Susan J. Ballew

ary 1, 3940. 41. 42. 4344-4546. 4748. 4950. Quoted in the El Paso (Texas) Herald, January 13, 1896. Quoted in Miletich, Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival, 148. El Paso (Texas) Herald, March 2, 1896. WBM columns, NWT, October 28, 30, 1917.

Author: Robert K. DeArment

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806189093

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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The legend of Bat Masterson as the heroic sheriff of Dodge City, Kansas, began in 1881 when an acquaintance duped a New YorkSun reporter into writing Masterson up as a man-killing gunfighter. That he later moved to New York City to write a widely followed sports column for eighteen years is one of history’s great ironies, as Robert K. DeArment relates in this engaging new book. William Barclay “Bat” Masterson spent the first half of his adult life in the West, planting the seeds for his later legend as he moved from Texas to Kansas and then Colorado. In Denver his gambling habit and combative nature drew him to the still-developing sport of prizefighting. Masterson attended almost every important match in the United States from the 1880s to 1921, first as a professional gambler betting on the bouts, and later as a promoter and referee. Ultimately, Bat stumbled into writing about the sport. In Gunfighter in Gotham, DeArment tells how Bat Masterson built a second career from a column in the New YorkMorning Telegraph. Bat’s articles not only covered sports but also reflected his outspoken opinions on war, crime, politics, and a changing society. As his renown as a boxing expert grew, his opinions were picked up by other newspaper editors and reprinted throughout the country and abroad. He counted President Theodore Roosevelt among his friends and readers. This follow-up to DeArment’s definitive biography of the Old West legend narrates the final chapter of Masterson’s storied life. Far removed from the sweeping western plains and dusty cowtown streets of his younger days, Bat Masterson, in New York City, became “a ham reporter,” as he called himself, “a Broadway guy.”
2013-02-14 By Robert K. DeArment

16 For a full account of the Texan fight promoter Dan Stuart's attempts tostage the fight, see Leo N. Mitetich, Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival (College Station, TX , 1994). 17 Myler, Gentleman Jim Corbett, p. 141; Theodore Roosevelt ...

Author: Kasia Boddy

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861897022

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 480

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Boxing is one of the oldest and most exciting of sports: its bruising and bloody confrontations have permeated Western culture since 3000 BC. During that period, there has hardly been a time in which young men, and sometimes women, did not raise their gloved or naked fists to one other. Throughout this history, potters, sculptors, painters, poets, novelists, cartoonists, song-writers, photographers and film-makers have been there to record and make sense of it all. In her encyclopaedic investigation, Kasia Boddy sheds new light on an elemental sports and struggle for dominance whose weapons are nothing more than fists. Boddy examines the shifting social, political and cultural resonances of this most visceral of sports, and shows how from Daniel Mendoza to Mike Tyson, boxers have embodied and enacted our anxieties about race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality. Looking afresh at everything from neoclassical sculpture to hip-hop lyrics, Boxing explores the way in which the history of boxing has intersected with the history of mass media, from cinema to radio to pay-per-view. The book also offers an intriguing new perspective on the work of such diverse figures as Henry Fielding, Spike Lee, Charlie Chaplin, Philip Roth, James Joyce, Mae West, Bertolt Brecht, and Charles Dickens. An all-encompassing study, Boxing ultimately reveals to us just how and why boxing has mattered so much to so many.
2013-06-01 By Kasia Boddy

I am also greatly indebted to a hilarious research book entitled Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival by Leo N. Miletich, 1994, Texas A & M University Press, College Station, Texas, for the basis of this story, and I admit to have taken some ...

Author: Georgina Gentry

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 9781420129496

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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He's A Lover Fast-talking promoter Cash McCalley will be set for life if he can set up a prizefight in Dallas, Texas--should be a cinch, considering how Texan men appreciate a good brawl. What Cash doesn't count on is Texan women, one trouble-stirring widow in particular. First, she took over half his hotel suite, and now she's leading the charge against his fight scheme! Still, Mrs. Purdy mightn't be half bad if she'd loosen that librarian's bun and listen to reason--and Cash wouldn't half mind seducing her into sweet surrender. . . She's A Fighter Bonnie O'Neal Schwartz Purdy has met characters like Cash McCalley before--she even made the colossal mistake of marrying one. Now, as president of the Lone Star Ladies for Decency and Decorum, Bonnie is out to do some good in the world, and striking down Cash's plan to profit from senseless violence will be her first order of business. Cash may think he can charm her into submission, but the man has no idea with whom he's dealing. . . Now The Gloves Are Off. . . Dallas has seen some fireworks in its time, but when the prim Mrs. P. goes up against a gambler who always wins with the ladies, it's time to take cover--and enjoy the show. . .
2013-10-09 By Georgina Gentry

An excellent biography of Dan Stuart and his boxing promotional career can be found in Miletich, Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival. 2. New York Clipper, Nov. 30, 1895. 3. Ibid, Dec. 14, 1895. 4. Ibid, March 7, 1896. 5. J^V., April 4, 1896.

Author: Armond Fields

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786407026

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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Just a century ago Eddie Foy was the consummate stage comedian. A versatile performer, Foy contributed to the development of popular theater from the Civil War to the Roaring Twenties, from poverty-inspired Irish two-acts to lavish musical comedies. This first-ever biography of Foy tells the story of his indigent childhood in New York's Bowery and in Chicago, his tough uphill climb as a variety artist at Western outposts, his success in vaudeville and Broadway, and his arrival as a national icon with the Seven Little Foys. Foy's career mirrored the growth of popular theater entertainment in America. Exhaustively researched, this work contains many rare personal photographs from the Foy family archives.
1999-01-01 By Armond Fields

... the biggest news in the city that fall and winter was the so-called “Fistic Carnival” organized by fight promoter Dan Stuart that would feature a highly anticipated bout between Bob Fitzsimmons and Irish pugilist Peter Maher.

Author: Samuel K. Dolan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493041510

Category: History

Page: 456

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Spanning a thirty-year period, from the late 1800s until the 1920s, Hell Paso is the true story of the desperate men and notorious women that made El Paso, Texas the Old West’s most dangerous town. Supported by official court documents, government records, oral histories and period newspaper accounts, this book offers a bird’s eye view of the one-time “murder metropolis” of the Southwest.
2020-12-24 By Samuel K. Dolan

Miletich, Leo N. Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1994. Miller, James E. The Baseball Business: Pursuing Pennants and Profits in Baltimore. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990.

Author: Patrick R. Redmond

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476605845

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 480

View: 471

Jerrold Casway coined the phrase “The Emerald Age of Baseball” to describe the 1890s, when so many Irish names dominated teams’ rosters. But one can easily agree—and expand—that the period from the mid–1830s well into the first decade of the 20th century and assign the term to American sports in general. This book covers the Irish sportsman from the arrival of James “Deaf” Burke in 1836 through to Jack B. Kelly’s rejection by Henley regatta and his subsequent gold medal at the 1920 Olympics. It avoids recounting the various victories and defeats of the Irish sportsman, seeking instead to deal with the complex interaction that he had with alcohol, gambling and Sunday leisure: pleasures that were banned in most of America at some time or other between 1836 and 1920. This book also covers the Irish sportsman’s close relations with politicians, his role in labor relations, his violent lifestyle—and by contrast—his participation in bringing respectability to sport. It also deals with native Irish sports in America, the part played by the Irish in “Team USA’s” initial international sporting ventures, and in the making and breaking of amateurism within sport.
2014-02-10 By Patrick R. Redmond

Dan Stuart's fistic carnival . College Station : Texas A & M University Press . Miller , Heinie . ( 1922 , December ) . Now you tell one ! The Ring , 5–6 . Minamoto Ryoen . ( 1995 ) . Budo no shizenkan : Awa Kenzo no baai [ The attitude ...

Author: Joseph Svinth

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275981533

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 322

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Though generally perceived and advertised as means of self-defense, body sculpting, and self-discipline, martial arts are actually social tools that respond to altered physical, social, and psychological environments. This book examines how practitioners have responded to stimuli such as feminism, globalism, imperialism, militarism, nationalism, slavery, and the commercialization of sport.
2003 By Joseph Svinth

Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival ( history ) , Texas A & M University Press , 1994 . " I have an insatiable appetite for facts . I'm a veritable information junkie who devours reference books . Writing reference articles was a natural ...



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A fuller version of the history of the Corbett - Fitzsimmons Fight film appears in Daniel Gene Streible , “ A History of the Prizefight Film , 1894–1915 ... Leo N. Miletich , Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival ( College Station , Tex .

Author: Aaron Baker

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025321095X

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Out of Bounds is a collection of essays that regards the media representation of professional sports through the lens of cultural studies. Editors Aaron Baker and Todd Boyd contend that the popularity of sports derives not simply from their appeal as leisure entertainment but from their contribution to discussion of larger issues of class, race, gender, and masculinity. Essays in the collection challenge media wisdom about the apolitical nature of sports by examining how they contribute to the contested process of defining social identities. Included within a broad range of works are "‘Never Trust a Snake’: WWF Wrestling as Masculine Melodrama," (Henry Jenkins), "Mike Tyson and the Perils of Discursive Constraints: Boxing, Race and The Assumption of Guilt" (John Sloop), and "Visible Difference and Flex Appeal: The Body, Sex, Sexuality, and Race in the Pumping Iron Films" (Christine Holmlund).
1997 By Aaron Baker

60 Alexander, Winchester Warriors, 287–89; Leo N. Miletich, Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival. The author quotes Stuart's reaction to the Texas Legislature passing a law prohibiting prizefighting on p. 59: “I will still proceed under the law ...

Author: Bob Alexander

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574413151

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 452

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Ira Aten was the epitome of a frontier lawman. He enrolled in Company D of the Texas Rangers during the transition from Indian fighters to peace officers. The years Ira spent as a Ranger were packed with adventure, border troubles, shoot-outs, major crimes, and manhunts. Aten's role in these events earned him a spot in the Ranger Hall of Fame.
2011 By Bob Alexander

Leo Miletich's Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival (1994) captures the relationship between Progressivism and prizefighting through a narrative of the Jim Corbett–Bob Fitzsimmons championship bout in 1897, which is also apparent in biographies ...

Author: Steven A. Riess

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118609408

Category: History

Page: 704

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A Companion to American Sport History presents acollection of original essays that represent the firstcomprehensive analysis of scholarship relating to the growing fieldof American sport history. Presents the first complete analysis of the scholarshiprelating to the academic history of American sport Features contributions from many of the finest scholars workingin the field of American sport history Includes coverage of the chronology of sports from colonialtimes to the present day, including major sports such as baseball,football, basketball, boxing, golf, motor racing, tennis, and trackand field Addresses the relationship of sports to urbanization,technology, gender, race, social class, and genres such as sportsbiography Awarded 2015 Best Anthology from the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)
2014-03-26 By Steven A. Riess

They denounced Dan Stuart, rather than an uppity black man, and attacked the Fistic Carnival. Their indignation took on a properly righteous note. Early that evening there was a knock at the door of Stuart's hotel suite.

Author: Matt Braun

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781466850965

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Dan Stuart is a sporting man from Dallas with a scheme as big as Texas. He plans to stage the prizefight of the century and reap a million-dollar gate. But Stuart finds the path to riches strewn with obstacles. Outraged politicians block him at every turn, and a gang of robbers led by a sharp-shooting beauty have plans of their own--the heist of the century. Stuart has two champion pugilists, give gunmen, Bat Masterson and Judge Roy Bean in his corner. Now, with the robbers set to score and the Texas Rangers hot on his trail, the West's first boxing promoter is desperately searching for a place to hold his fight. And when he finds it, what a hell of a fight it will be!
2013-07-30 By Matt Braun

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