Vermont Boxing History
& International Pugilist Review
©MEW Press International
1997-2014

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



  • 17th Year Celebration of Boxing History Research! Thanks to all who have visited, exchange research, and continue to encourge this review of professional boxing worldwide! The growth in "historical" boxing research has really taken off the past few years. We've all be involved with this "explosion" of social history. Keep up the great work! The journey has just begun.

  • Where it all started - Thunder in the Wings

  • The history of boxing in Vermont - "Gloves" 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's nomination to the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame

    Table of Contents



  • Research Notes: - (1) Check out "Historical Review," - Yankee Sullivan vs John Morrissey, October 1853; Morrissey vs Bill Poole 1854; Bill Poole Fatally Wounded and death - March 1855, (2) Molly McConnell - Tough Girl looking for respect - see Women in Boxing, (3) and - What did the Marquis really think about his rules?

    Preview the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame

  • A slice of British Boxing History

  • Stockholm-Gotlands Boxningsforbund [Amateur Boxing Assocation]

  • Buffalo Veteran Boxers Association 8th Annual Hall of Fame Dinner Banquet - Friday, August 13, 2004 - Salvatore's Italian Gardens, Depew, New York - with honored guest legendary boxing historian, writer and reporter Mr. Burt Sugar.
    Travel the "Exchange" link below to view the BVBA mission statement, membership, recent and archived newsletter items. Then enter Buffalo Veteran Boxers Assocation, Ring #44 - for a full review of the Sixth Annual Hall of Fame Dinner Banquet held on August 9, 2002 or the Seventh Annual HFDB on August 15, 2003. Also, don't forget to check out the February 2004 Boxing Digest article on Baby Joe Mesi's December 6, 2003, 10-round majority decision bout against fellow New Yorker Monte Barrett - at Madison Square Garden!

  • "History Worth Repeating" - Prize-fighting lore, narratives, stats, and "revisits" since 1742...a Historial Review

  • Prostats
    Accumulated statistics of 1920s and 1930s Vermont boxers. 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.

  • Exchange
    News from the Green Mountain State, National & International boxing arenas, and the Buffalo Veteran Boxers Association, Ring #44

    Vermont Golden Gloves

  • Records from past VGG, narratives, and general information at Golden

  • Descriptions of major boxing events by date - Rounds

  • Women In Boxing - until recently a male-dominated sport - gaining national momentum.

  • Draft "American Boxiana" syllabus

  • James J. Corbett - In the American Comedy-Drama - Gentleman Jack

  • Central New York Parkinson Support Group, 705 Ronald St., Herkimer, NY 13350.

    Document Information: Version 3 html created by Robert Winkler

  • Member: International Boxing Research Organization,
  • National Veteran Boxers Association, Ring #44, Buffalo, New York,
  • Vermont Historical Society
  • Genealogical Society of Vermont
  • Essex County (New York) Historical Society

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