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Jake Kilrain death... bare knuckle boxer..



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December 23, 1937

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, December 23, 1937

* Jake Kilrain death
* Heavyweight boxing
* Bare knuckle era


The front page of section 2 (sports) has one column heading: "JAKE KILRAIN, BARE KNUCKLE VETERAN, DIES" with 2  photos. First report coverage on death of famous bare knuckle boxer, Jake Kilrain. He was best knownfor his 76 round fight with John L. Sullivan, which was the last bare knuckle championship in boxing history.
Complete with all 32 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. In great condition as such, a few small binding holes at the blank spine.

Category: The 20th Century