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Wyatt Earp, Boxing Referee

Yesterday was the 132nd anniversary of the Gunfight at the OK Corral, which I used as an excuse to write a piece I have been wanting to write for a while. Having already written about my particular and peculiar enthusiasm for Tombstone and the Old West for the Washington Post Magazine, and done my best to explain the events that led up to the gunfight for Discovery Channel News, my latest was for, of all outlets, ESPN. The story is the little-known tale of how Wyatt Earp was persuaded to referee a heavyweight title fight and how, in the fight's aftermath, he became so hated for the actions he took in the ring, that he was hounded out of town. Enjoy.
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