For you fellow researchers: People know of the history of Tacoma's (Tacoma, WA, USA) ties with early Filipino boxing, with Frank Churchill, Joe Waterman, the Tait brothers, and so on. So, the early Tacoma papers sometimes shed some light on this early history. Anyway, the first mention I could find in the Tacoma News Tribune of Pancho Villa was the Dec. 7, 1921 edition. Later, on Dec. 26, there was an even bigger article entitled "Touting Villa's Ability.
Ric 09:55, 22 Jul 2005 (CDT)