Fight Bill July 4, 1923

On of the first things I saw when I opened book in box. This was My first realization that he fought in the 1920’s, my favorite era. While not his first fight, this was a TKO in the third of 10 rounds at Community Recreation Park, Chillicothe, Ohio, against “Bugular” Johnson.

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BOXING SHOW

JULY FOURTH

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO

1923 (in pencil writing)

MAIN BOUT 12 ROUNDS

JOHNNY KARR

152 Pounds

vs.

WALLY HINKLE

150 Pounds

SEMI FINAL 10 ROUNDS

SHIFTY DANDO vs. JOHNNY RINI

135 Pounds      135 Pounds

Jack Wolfe vs. Bugler Johnson

128 Pounds        128Pounds

Tommy Lewis vs. Nub Burt

147 Pounds        147 Pounds

(see Boxing Rules on Other Side)

Cards 1950’s

Jack Wolfe stayed in the Boxing world, these cards were in the box. Michigan State Athletic Board of Control 2/1/52, duly licensed Second and a Detroit Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament 1950, Licensed Second’s Card. “Second” means a trainer or coach authorized to assist a contestant within the dressing room or alongside the combat area in preparation for, during the course of, or after the conclusion of such contestant’s bout.

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How’s and Why’s

As a young man I always heard the story of my Grandfather’s Dad…Jack “Kid” Wolfe Featherweight Champion U.S. Army. My Grandfather would say “He fought old “Bugler” Johnson, down in Chillicothe”. My Dad would say “that’s the only guy he fought…”Bugler” Johnson in war times. He actually fought 27 fights in his career, that I can confirm. My Grandfather passed away 5 years ago now, in the taking care of my Grandmother, my son found an old box in the attic. Grandma says “throw that old junk away”. I told my son to hang on, inside the box was old boxing memorabilia. Photo’s and a book I assume my Great-grandmother cut and pasted, articles from her local paper, The Daily Scioto Gazette, Chillicothe, Ohio 1923. She cut and pasted these articles and fight bills into a black construction paper binder. These stayed in amazing shape. I gathered up everything in the box, sorted and arranged, threw out binder which was all but rotted. I started to search the internet, I came across a site http://www.boxrec.com . This is a boxing web site devoted to current and past fights, I search my Grandfathers name.  Amazed, when his name came up I noticed his fights were limited in information. I made a connection with John at boxrec and told him what I had. He asked me to forward pictures and info to him which he offered to update on site, and forward to wikipedia. In my research I found there were fights not listed and incorrect stats. Lost pictures and fight bills, so far only I had. I found also that another Jack”Kid”Wolfe was a Jewish bantam weight boxer, with an incredible record in Cleveland, Ohio boxing at the same time, the 1920’s. I feel  Jack Wolfe, Chillicothe possibly used the same name high ranking boxing status to meet people in bars and create a buzz, possibly drinking on the house back in the day. Remember there were no cell phones or internet to check someones credibility. “Kid” Wolfe must have carried a lot of clout! On this blog I intend to present his outstanding boxing career. Facts, stats and photos to follow. Enjoy.

This is Jack”Kid”Wolfe, Chillicothe, Ohio. 1923

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This is Jack”Kid”Wolfe, 9/14/1968 in Port Richey, FL

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