Dick Hyland

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Name: Dick Hyland
Alias: Fighting Dick Hyland
Birth Name: William Uren
Born: 1885-10-20
Hometown: San Francisco, California, USA
Birthplace: Grass Valley, California, USA
Died: 1965-12-00 (Age:80)
Height: 163cm
Reach: 168cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Division: Lightweight
Managers: Sam McClintic, Jack Kearns, Alec Greggains [1], Jack Perkins (1909) [2]
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Per the Tacoma Daily News (Tacoma, WA, USA) of Nov. 13, 1908, William Uren was a substitute for an amateur boxer named Dick Hyland at the old San Francisco Athletic Club, and the name stuck. (The August 15, 1907 San Francisco Call confirms this story. [3])

It was also reported that his date of birth was Sept. 12, 1887. [4]

The November 1908 Tacoma newspaper also reported that there was an imposter "Dick Hyland" boxing in Seattle at that time. In January 1909, there was another imposter Dick Hyland in New Orleans and Little Rock, Arkansas. [5]

By June 1906 it was reported that "too much management" was spoiling Hyland's fighting prospects. [6] Hyland and McClintic parted ways in March 1908 after a partnership of several years. [7]

See also, May 26, 1909 SF Call [8]