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Saturday, July 12, 2014
Friday, July 24 1908 -- Boxer cum movie actor Al Kaufman tonight squares off against the giant Russian, Battling Johnson, in a ten-round contest. Despite Johnson's piledriver punches (as alluded to by the comparison to Maud the mule), Kaufman bested the giant when the referee stopped the fight due to a bad cut above Johnson's eye.
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