Vermont Boxing History
& International Pugilist Review
©MEW Press International
1997-2017

Dedicated to those that fought, promoted, watched, talked about, been inspired by, or just plain enjoyed the fight game.



  • Twenty years of Boxing History Research
    Thanks to all who have visited, contributed research materials, and who encourge this review of professional boxing globally!

  • Where it all started - Thunder in the Wings

  • "Gloves" a history of boxing in Vermont
    by Vermont Golden Gloves Tournament Director Ernie Farrar
    and former Golden Glover Alan Rubel
    Edited by Bob Winkler [ISBN 978-0-9802022-0-5]

    Seven Days "Vermont Boxers Take to the (Golden Gloves) Tournaments"
    Burlington, Vermont
    Ethan De Seife Interviews Bob Winkler

  • Ernie Farrar inducted into the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame

    History Worth Repeating

  • Prize-fighting lore, narratives, stats, and "revisits" since 1742.
    Historical Review

    Some Historical Review entries: Yankee Sullivan vs John Morrissey, October 1853
    Morrissey vs Bill Poole 1854
    Bill Poole Fatally Wounded and death - March 1855
    What did the Marquis really think about his rules?

  • Buffalo Exchange
    Archived newsletters from the Buffalo Veteran Boxers Association, Ring #44 (including Mission Statement), and a variety of newsworthy items of boxing past: 1998-2008.

    Additional historical coverage of the Sixth Annual Hall of Fame Dinner Banquet Buffalo Veteran Boxers Assocation, Ring #44 - held on August 9, 2002 and the Seventh Annual HFDB on August 15, 2003.

    America's Busiest Boxing Attractions 1939/40
    The Boxers and Promoter Manager

    Italia Pugilato

  • All'Arena Syracuse, New York
  • La Gazzetta di Syracuse
  • Grandioso Evento Sportivo: Un Programma Pugilistico - Eddie (Babe) Risko vs Ralph De John. La Gazzetta di Syracuse, June 24, 1938

    Quebec

  • Stade Exchange Programme Souvenir, and Burlington Daily Press (1894-1961)article Montreal, outdoor boxing, 1946.
  • The Frankie Fleming Fund, Stade Exchange. The Gazette and The Herald, Montreal, August 7, 1947.
  • Can You Help! Elzear Rioux, Canadian Heavyweight Champion 1929-1932, identify the sparing partners in this picture?

    1940s Vermont Boxing

  • Vermont State Boxing Commission. Laws, Rules and Regulations, April 22, 1947.
  • Commission's First Official Action, and weighing in ceremony, Burlington Daily Press 1947.
  • Burlington Y.M.C.A., December 28, 1942
  • Brice's Boxing Club, April 21, 1947

    Fort Ethan Allen Boxing

  • Boxing Tournment Smoker-Programs 1938
  • Boxing Tournment Smoker-Programs 1939

    Early Vermont Boxing

  • Early Outdoor Boxing
    Bouts were fought in various Vermont locations including Burlington's Woodman Hall,
    Bennington's Hawks Auditorium on Union Street,
    Barre's Granite Street Hall, the Northfield Armory, the Lamoille Valley Fair in Morrisville,
    the Champlain Valley Exposition, in Essex Junction, and Hardwick, Vermont.
    Other locations and participants came from the Concurrent Military Training Camp, Colchester,
    the Waterbury and Peru C.C.C Camps,
    and the Meadow Brook Arena in North Adams, Massachusetts.

  • Events
    Statewide Cards from the 1920s and 1930s

    A variety of cards from 1928-35, including bouts at the Hawks Auditorium, sponsored by the V.F.W. Post 1332 in Bennington. Cards featured local fighters matching their skills against boxers from Vermont, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Georgia, and Canada.
    Hometown favorites like Kid Jack, Wild Freddie Wright the Rising Star of Bennington, Emil Dupre, of Danby, and K. O. Kasper, of Burlington,
    fought the likes of Mike Fusco, of Albany, New York, Bill Mackey, of Worchester, Massachusetts, Charlie Shea, of Athol, Massachusetts,
    and Irish Paddy Flynn, of Boston.

  • Boxing events 1928-1935: Rounds

  • Women In Boxing. Molly McConnell - Tough Girl Looking For Respect

  • Draft "American Boxiana" syllabus

  • The Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame

  • Stockholm-Gotlands Boxningsforbund [Amateur Boxing Assocation]

  • Member: International Boxing Research Organization,
  • Member: National Veteran Boxers Association, Ring #44, Buffalo, New York,
  • Lifetime Member: International Boxing Hall of Fame, Canastota, New York

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