USA: Arkansas Laws

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History of Arkansas Boxing Legislation, Rules & Regulations

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  • 19095-09-14: Following the personal complaint of his wife--who preferred baseball and football--Gov. Donaghey issues order that since boxing is "prize-fighting", and thus illegal under state law, all glove contests must cease. [1]
  • 1915-08-03: Mayor J. F. Faucette of Argentina, Arkansas--across the river from Little Rock--orders all boxing stopped. It is the only place in the state where boxing has flourished. Everett Morning Tribune (Everett, WA, USA) wire report
  • 1919-12-25: Boxing to resume in Little Rock after an absence of six months. Tacoma News Tribune (Tacoma, WA, USA) wire report