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A Look Back at Longtime Ad Wolgast Sparring Partner, ‘Hobo’ Dougherty

by on Jul.03, 2013, under Boxing News

By Pete Ehrmann

Ad Wolgast (photo courtesy of Imageevent.com -- no photo could be found of Hobo Dougherty)

Ad Wolgast (photo courtesy of Imageevent.com — no photo could be found of Hobo Dougherty)

 

These days it’s anybody who wears the uniform of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks, but long before the Cream City sports landscape was littered with such overpaid nuisances the idols of kids like Burke Cantor were the pugs who traded leather at the Hippodrome on Wells Street and in downtown theaters like the Star and the Gayety.

Even though prizefighting was technically outlawed in Wisconsin, in the eighth year of the first decade of the 20th century the sport thrived in the state’s largest city thanks to the patronage of city fathers and the appeal of such homegrown fighters as Charley Neary and Maurice Sayers, both lightweights of national renown. (continue reading…)

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