Herriman Saturday

Friday, March 27 1908 — Thirty-five amateur boxers crowded into the Los Angeles Athletic Club to show off their stuff in front of an appreciative crowd. The prize? A chance to fight for the amusement of the Great White Fleet if and when it arrives at L.A., and if and when the sailors therein are allowed liberty to see a boxing spectacle.

I gamely searched for every boxer’s name in boxrec.com, but came up dry. Either none of these tyros ever went pro, or they used pseudonyms.

I’m still trying to figure out who got paired with that thirty-fifth boxer …

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