Jack Richmond

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Name: Jack Richmond
Hometown: Everett, Washington, USA
Stance: Southpaw
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Jack Richmond retired from boxing to become a referee for American Legion boxing matches in Everett, Washington during the mid-1920s.

Professional prize-fighting was illegal in Washington state in the 1920s. The statute did permit "sparring or fencing amongst members of private clubs for exercise only" or for the enjoyment of their fraternal brothers. Thus, virtually all bouts in the state were usually held in the various American Legion posts and athletic clubs for their "members." Anyone wishing to witness a match was required to obtain a membership card and levied an assessment for the seat.

In 1927, Richmond returned to boxing.

In the summer of 1928 he resigned his position as the deputy game warden, after three years of service, to take a short vacation. He then expected to be attached to the Washington State Game (Wildlife) Department.