Saturday, April 09, 2016
Friday, November 13 1908 -- Tonight's fight card at Naud Pavilion will feature a rare appearance by an Asian boxer, who went by the nom de guerre Young Togo. According to Boxrec he also went by the nicknames Yellow Peril and Jap Togo, showing the level of casual and accepted animosity toward them in America at that time.
Young Togo was a punching bag who won only two of his 21 professional fights, and one of those wins was against a fellow Asian. He was probably in it purely to take some punishment in exchange for a couple of bucks, his losses of course delighting the anti-Asian fight fans.
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