Absolute Proof
Tue Sep 11, 2018 02:43

Wayne, I doubt that you will ever make a more untrue statement for the rest of your life. The Absolute Proof of the fixed fight was presented on this board many years ago, not to mention a snippet in Wild West mag. To save you the trouble of reading tens of thousands of words on the matter, I will cut to the chase with the two trump cards.
Seven years after the event came two independent confessions - one in January and the other in August of that year. The first was donated by Peter Love out of the New Zealand Star, in which Sharkey himself admitted the fight was fixed and "presided over by Wyatt Earp." Although he downplayed his part in the conspiracy.

Number two was donated by yours truly, from a Portland, Oregon paper, in which Dr. B. Brookes Lee confessed "He was a party to the Plot to Beat Bob Fitzsimmons." Or to quote a different source for specific clarification, Lee created "artificial production of evidence of a foul by operating on Sharkey."
Dr. Lee said: "I got $1,000 for the part I played in the affair." This was accomplished in 15 minutes of work. Earp got $2500, which is common knowledge in the true research community.

BTW, Dr. Lee was well known in 1896 as a "sure thing gambler" who carried a nickname of "Tug Allen." Earp was simply a tool for the "sure thing" gamblers - which by this time should be no surprise in the research field - as alluded to by more than one San Francisco paper back then in 1896.
Figureheads for the National Athletic Club - James Gibbs as Manager and James Groom as President - were under the control of the Joe Harvey Syndicate which protected everybody. In fact Harvey also controlled the Pacific Club by installing his early syndicate partner "Billy" Kennedy as Superintendent.
As fully explained on this board many years ago, Earp was rewarded again by syndicate boss Joe Harvey in 1897, by being sent and funded by money and letters of credit as one of six Harvey lieutenants, up to Alaska and the Yukon for gambling investments. These six were from San Francisco. Others from Tacoma and the noted gambler Joe Gavin of Seattle also went up in behalf of Harvey.

It always helps when I remember that so very many of Wyatt's associates across the decades were arrested for bunko, just like him.

  • Re: Fitzsimmons/Sharkey fightWayne Sanderson, Mon Sep 10 21:19
    It has never been proven that Wyatt Earp called that fight crooked. He called a low blow and gave the fight to the other guy, and many people claimed that they never saw the low blow. Those claims... more
    • For many years some of the self proclaimed "experts" claimed that Liston was part of conspiracy to fix the fight and point to actual film of the absence of a punch which knocked out Liston. Later... more
    • Absolute Proof — K.t.K., Tue Sep 11 02:43
      • Re: Absolute ProofB.J., Tue Sep 11 15:30
        Hey Kenny, I always appreciate your research and sharing with other readers. At my advanced age, I began working on my masters degree in history. My daughter teases me that I am too old to be a... more
        • absolute proof.randy king, Wed Sep 12 11:29
          newspapers are not, nor can ever be 100% factual, not then, and not now. That said, the papers tell us that something happened, that an event was real. The details are up to us to find, not an easy... more
        • Thanks B.J.K.t.K., Wed Sep 12 00:56
          And my math is failing me in old age; should have said the double confession evidence came nine years after the conspiracy.
          • Two old farts..B.J., Tue Sep 18 10:16
            Hey Kenny, It was funny some years ago when we climbed up Hooker Butte. We were among the first to reach the top while our younger friends were complaining about how steep the east side of the hill... more
            • Funny for who, BJ?K.t.K., Tue Sep 18 13:51
              That dang butte totally kicked my rear end, not to mention that of my dear wife. Nobody blitzed Hooker's Butte like you did, with Lish and Smith, as I learned later. Dude, you were in shape! I never... more
      • I found an article by a ringside reporterRandy King, Tue Sep 11 10:12
        who wrote every round of that fight blow by blow, miss by miss. I know that Fitzsimmons won that fight, hands down, no way to say otherwise. A sports reporter deals with his newspaper, thus the... more
        • I read that article along with other period summations. Fitz making statements after the fight are questionable at best. Fitz never backed off his aggressive style and in my view was becoming... more
        • Randy, one thing to beware of:K.t.K., Wed Sep 12 03:03
          Coming into this field I was led astray for several years by the false notion that the San Francisco Call was ant-Wyatt. Thank God I was also cursed with an obsessive compulsive disorder which... more
          • As ususal Kenny you have supplied me with Randy King, Wed Sep 12 11:13
            interesting stuff, I wondered about Wyatt role, to protect the families and Laurence, he would need a team of men, no where have I located evidence to support a team. I do thank you for your insight... more
            • .I thought you might like to see his explanation: "I took every precaution to avoid a foul. I fought very carefully and very fair., and I waited until I could get a good opportunity to deliver a... more
              • Proper evaluation of evidence..B.J., Tue Sep 18 10:06
                1) The Fitz-Sharkey bout was not legally sanctioned. 2) It is not possible for the fight to have been "fixed" unless Fitz was also involved in the misconduct. 3) If Wyatt was actually being paid to... more
                • Totally disagree.K.t.K., Tue Sep 18 14:10
                  For decades before getting into the Old West field I had become a walking encyclopedia on pro boxing. My indoctrination began as a boy (with my father) in 1954. By 1973 I was a very decent fight... more
              • thank you (nm)Randy King, Thu Sep 13 09:42
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