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Allmenjoi8
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/747645...e-tom-molineaux

Imagine if boxers fought for 42 rounds! wow
mgrover
it'd be pointless because then it boils down to whos in better shape

although a good read
deepson
Great story.

wolterb
there is pure gold in boxing history!

Harvard University, just a few years after the Civil War, hired a Black boxer and gym owner named Aaron Hewlett to teach "Physical Culture". The decision to create a class on physicality and physical defense developed during the mid-19th century. A popular attitude existed claiming modern society created effeminate white men.

The main point of this story? Well, besides a black man being hired at the country's most prestigious university just after the Civil War...Aaron Hewlett's middle name was Molineaux.

George Dixon is another boxer with a great historical backdrop.

Allmenjoi8
QUOTE (wolterb @ Jan 29 2012, 06:20 PM) *
there is pure gold in boxing history!

Harvard University, just a few years after the Civil War, hired a Black boxer and gym owner named Aaron Hewlett to teach "Physical Culture". The decision to create a class on physicality and physical defense developed during the mid-19th century. A popular attitude existed claiming modern society created effeminate white men.

The main point of this story? Well, besides a black man being hired at the country's most prestigious university just after the Civil War...Aaron Hewlett's middle name was Molineaux.

George Dixon is another boxer with a great historical backdrop.


In Fredericks Douglas's autobiography he talked about being a boxer. Crazy right? Harvard has always been progressive. I think WEB Debois studied there....
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