Fistic History: Notes From 1905
AWARD WINNERS (Now based on W-L Record instead of Perfomance Pts.)
Fighter Of The Year: Jimmy Barry — Just defeated Terry McGovern for his third PPU Bantamweight title in December. Currently 43-3 with 24 KO’s.
Contender Of The Year: Leo Houck — Lost to Philadelphia Jack O’ Brien for the Light Heavyweight crown in Decemeber after starting his career winning 12 straight fights.
Prospect Of The Year: Sam McVey — Currently 14-1-1, won his way off of “Contenders Road” to fight Jack Johnson for the Heavyweight title sometime in 1906.
Rookie Of The Year: Leach Cross — Went 6-0 in 1905 as a first year fighter.
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: George Dixon — Was a 5-time featherweight champion, going 61-14-3 in his career with 26 KO’s.