Wirt Ross

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  • Born 29 October 1883 Kentucky, United States
  • Died 23 April 1950 Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States

Brother of Hugh Ross, Wirt (One Shot) Ross was a Kentucky-born, Los Angeles-based, boxing manager whose best-known clients were Henry Armstrong and late 1940s/early '50s heavyweight contender Freddie Beshore. Ross was known to tell tall stories about his youth in Kentucky, and his prowess at stud poker.


Other boxers he managed include: