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  All of these listed were fought as Bantams and are from The Daily Oklahoman.
 
  All of these listed were fought as Bantams and are from The Daily Oklahoman.
  
4 Feb 1922  vs. Young Sterne, W PTS, 4 Rounds at American Legion in Norman, OK.
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4 Feb 1922  vs. Young Sterne, W PTS, 3 Rounds at American Legion in Norman, OK.
  
 
7 Mar 1922  fighting at 90 pounds vs. J.B. Headrick in Norman, OK at the American Legion. 4 round draw.
 
7 Mar 1922  fighting at 90 pounds vs. J.B. Headrick in Norman, OK at the American Legion. 4 round draw.

Revision as of 22:00, 28 December 2012

Juston Everett "Dude" Craig was born 7 Nov 1908 in Oklahoma City and died 1 mar 1971 in Oklahoma City. He spent his early years in Tuttle, by 1920 he was living in Norman and by 1955 in Oklahoma City.

His father was Everett Juston "Wildcat" Craig who was also a fighter but not listed in boxrec yet. The 1922 fight was as "Young Craig" and was on the undercard of his father vs. Walter "Kid" Cole (226943). The opponent, J.B. Hedrick was I believe his cousin. Dude's Mother was a Hedrick. I am not positive these were professional fights. For the 4 feb 1922 fight he was referred to as "Everett's 11 year old son".

He was chosen as one of 37 all time great Oklahoma professional boxers by the Oklahoma Athletic Hall of Fame in 1976.

All of these listed were fought as Bantams and are from The Daily Oklahoman.

4 Feb 1922 vs. Young Sterne, W PTS, 3 Rounds at American Legion in Norman, OK.

7 Mar 1922 fighting at 90 pounds vs. J.B. Headrick in Norman, OK at the American Legion. 4 round draw.

13 Jan 1928 he defeated (KO2 of a scheduled 10 rounder) Jimmy Kid Hartman (225545) at Merrie Garden in Oklahoma City.

27 Jan 1928 he fought a 10 Round draw with Denver Kid (82089) at Merrie Garden in Oklahoma City.

He fought Denver Kid (82089)13 Feb 1928 in Oklahoma City, W TKO in 10 of a scheduled 12 rounder. He was already called the "Oklahoma bantamweight champ" by that time.

19 Mar 1928 he defeated Tommy Maroon (96932) of Kansas, decision in 10 rounds at Merrie Garden in Oklahoma City.

The 16 April 1928 fight against Kid Pancho was at Merrie Garden.

14 May 1928 he lost TKO 6 (scheduled 10) to Mickey Gill. (12298) Gill broke Craig's jaw in this fight. Craig was forced to take a few months off to heal and drove out to California with Clyde Chastain to fight.

The Kid Pancho he fought 3 December 1928 is the same one he fought 16 Apr 1928. Both fights were at Merrie Garden.

28 Jan 1929 he defeated Mickey Gill (12298)in a ten round decision at Merrie Garden in Oklahoma City.

1 Feb 1929 he won a 10 round decision at Merrie Garden over Jimmy Wayne (71908)of Houston.

8 feb 1929 he fought Quina Lee (50549)(Quina was also called "Wildcat Lee" in the press) at Merrie Garden in Oklahoma City. Craig took a TKO-9 loss in this fight when his jaw broke again. According to the papers he was winning handily when the jaw broke again. He weighed in at 118.5 pounds and Lee at 114.5 for the fight.