Throwback Thursday: Pancho Villa Irons Out Jimmy Wilde, Makes History

The 1920s spirit flowed freely in 1923. The roar was protected by low unemployment rates, jazz and dance clubs crawled with frantic activity, and New York — a city that embodied the decadence of the decade — was graced with ambiguous prohibition laws that lubricated the mind and spirit. And boxing breathed fire. When Al Smith became the governor of New York, threats to ban boxing...
Via The Queensbury Rules
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pancho Villa vs. Nonito Donaire fantasy fight – Clash of the Filipinos

The latest's fantasy fight pits Filipino against Filipino:  Pancho Villa vs. Nonito Donaire. Francisco Guilledo, better known as Pancho Villa (80-5-4, 23 KOs), fought from 1919 to 1925 -- with an average of 13 bouts a year -- and was never knocked out.  He became the first Filipino (and, indeed, the first Asian) to win a world championship.  He won the flyweight...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

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