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Young Mahoney: ‘The Iron-Jawed Plumber’

by on Oct.19, 2009, under Pete Ehrmann

By Pete Ehrmann

mahoneyA native of Germany who boxed under an Irish name, Young Mahoney was famous a century ago as a fellow who could knock your block off and unblock your toilet. A natural middleweight, he brought down heavyweights — until he got into the ring with one named Jack Johnson.

Mahoney came to America as an infant with his mother, Anna Lorenz Mueller. She married William Hurtienne in 1884 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and her son took his surname. As for his ring reincarnation as Young Mahoney, his granddaughter, Nancy Hurtienne, recalls her mother saying it was to throw off his stepfather, who disapproved of boxing. (continue reading…)

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