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D. Bergin 07-12-2021 05:12 PM

Who The Hell Is That? Unidentified Boxing Photo Thread.
 
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Well, I have a bin of a large stack of unidentified boxing photos I've accumulated through the years. Every once in awhile I go through it to see if any of the images ring a bell in my head, that for some reason didn't, last time I looked at it.

I imagine anybody who collects/accumulates boxing photos, has a similar pile.

Sometimes I embarrass myself that I missed a photo earlier, they are so obvious. Pulled out 3 today, I finally figured out. 2 were HOF'ers (Pedro Montanez, Tex Rickard) I should have recognized, and the 3rd was a press photo for a couple of more obscure 1930's boxers that had their last names scrawled on the back and a date stamp, that made their ID's easily searchable on Boxrec.

Anyways, hoping this thread serves as a place anybody can post a boxing photo that has you stumped, and then everybody else can pull their hair out, trying to figure out who they are.

Here's a couple possible Dana type photos to start it off. These would probably date somewhere in the 1904-1915 era. Both picture announcer Billy Jordan (the older Gentleman who looks slightly like John L.). He's the only one I'm sure about in each photo.

D. Bergin 07-12-2021 05:15 PM

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Here's another one. Looks like Fitzsimmons on the right, but who's the fella he's tangling with in front of the cool ass Lion in the background?

G1911 07-12-2021 07:19 PM

I don't recognize him and can't help, but... what the heck is going on in this second photo? We just have a lion chilling on the porch

Exhibitman 07-12-2021 11:30 PM

https://photos.imageevent.com/exhibi...zsimmons_1.jpg

Dovetailing with yours, I think this snapshot is Fitzimmons and Billy Papke. The homemade PC is addressed to Papke. He fought in Philly on the 14th, a week earlier, and won.

D. Bergin 07-13-2021 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Exhibitman (Post 2122715)
https://photos.imageevent.com/exhibi...zsimmons_1.jpg

Dovetailing with yours, I think this snapshot is Fitzimmons and Billy Papke. The homemade PC is addressed to Papke. He fought in Philly on the 14th, a week earlier, and won.


Adam, maybe promoter Floyd Fitzsimmons. Don't see Bob there.

Exhibitman 07-13-2021 08:23 AM

Ahh, that makes sense. Looked him up and that's him. Thanks.


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