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November 19, 2009

Fine Boxing Card at Camp Cody Stadium

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 11:11 pm

On June 21, 1918 the Deming Headlight newspaper reported that three boxing bouts and one wrestling match were staged by Tommy Connolly. Tom is the boxing instructor of the 34th Sandstorm Division at Camp
Cody. The wrestling match was won by Sergeant Filmore over Sergeant Burroughs of the 134th infantry in just two minutes. In boxing Jack Barry of the 127 th filed artillery won on a decision over Willy Kelly of the 126th.

Kid Strayer of the 134th Infantry lost the decision to Roy Brennan of the 135 th Ambulance Company at the end of six rounds. Camp Cody’s heavy-weight champ won from George Lambson in the sixth round of the main bout. Lambson showed a lot of class, but he was outweighed by several pounds and he has a shorter reach than Alexander. He kept the big fellow working all the time to win.

Boxing Match At The Camp Cody Stadium

Boxing Match At The Camp Cody Stadium

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