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in West Virginia History...

Headline for the Goss-Ryan Prize Fight

On June 1, 1880, at Collier's Station in Brooke County, Paddy Ryan defeated Joe Goss to win the heavyweight bare-knuckle championship of the United States.

Learn more:
"Knights of the Sward: The Mill Between Goss and Ryan"
"Brutal Bruisers: The Goss-Ryan Prize Fight"
"The Goss-Ryan Mill"
Telegram, Brooke County Sheriff J. E. Curly to Governor Henry Mathews

On This Day in West Virginia History: June

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