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1919 Rulebook

History of Wisconsin Boxing Legislation, Rules & Regulations

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  • 1909-12-21: Milwaukee conducts its first boxing card in more than a year. Tacoma Daily News (Tacoma, WA, USA) wire report
  • 1910-04-22: Milwaukee court rules "boxing contests" are allowed, versus "prizefights" [1].
  • 1913-01-31: A bill to legalize boxing in Wisconsin is introduced in the State Legislature.
  • 1914-12-09: Wisconsin Boxing Commission refuses to grant permit for the proposed Sam McVey-Sam Langford bout. "Permits will be confined to white boxers." Tacoma Daily News
  • 1914-12-19: Manning Vaughn of the state boxing commission announces "that negroes will not be allowed to box in Wisconsin," per a clause in the boxing law. Wire report [2]
  • 1914-Dec: State boxing commission issues report declaring that the standard of boxing has risen in the past year to a "plane of respectability and decency." [3]
  • 1929-09-17: Governor Walter J. Kohler signs the Prescott Boxing Bill, which permits decision bouts in Wisconsin at the option of the State Athletic Commission.