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Inducted 1998


  • Boxing Lightweight Champion of the World 1896-1899
  • Born in Bay City, Mi - December 6, 1869
  • Elected to Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
  • 'Pound for pound, one of the greatest fighters who ever lived'
  • Defeated Dick Burge (British) to win World LW Title
  • Defeated 'Giant Killer


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1. Select Candidates & Inductees
Establish & maintain a site for the Bay County Sports HOF

2. Solicit & Acquire Money, Gifts & Grants
To support the activities of the Board of Directors & the Sports Hall of Fame

3. Sponsor, Arrange & Promote Annual Awards Banquet
To honor new inductees into the Bay County Sports HOF

(As stated in the Bay County Sports HOF By-laws - Article II -- May 1990)

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