Jack Curley

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Jack Curley (1912)

Name: Jack Curley
Alias: Armand Schuhl
Birth Name: Jacques Armand Schuel
Born: 1876-07-04
Birthplace: Germany
Died: 1937-07-12 (Age:61)
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Promoting Record: click

Jack Curley was a well-known wrestling promoter. He also managed some of the era’s premier boxers, including George Gardiner, Jimmy Gardner, Jim Flynn, Georges Carpentier and Jess Willard. He was the proprietor of the arena at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle in 1909. [1][2]

And he promoted a few boxing shows--such as the 1912 Jack Johnson vs. Fireman Jim Flynn (2nd meeting) bout [3] and the 1915 Jack Johnson vs. Jess Willard title bout, but was soon "squeezed out" of boxing promotion by Tex Rickard and Jack Kearns. He did tennis promotion. And, supposedly, he also invented the one-piece bathing suit. [4]

He had been born in Germany, according to an article in the May 1, 1912 Tacoma Times [5]. Other sources say he was born in San Francisco. [6]

Apparently he had been a preliminary boxer when he first came to America, so one of the "Jack Curley" BoxRec boxing records might belong to him, if he fought under that name.

In 1931, Curley presented a series of articles, as told to Frank Graham, in The Ring Magazine, entitled "Memoirs of a Promoter." Curley was a major contributor to The Ring.

Curley died after suffering a heart attack in Great Neck, Long Island, on July 12, 1937. [7]

External Links

  • Wikipedia Bio: [8]
  • NYProWrestling.com Bio: [9]
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