Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June 22 – On this day in Montana history in 1923 not everyone was excited about the planned July 4 world heavyweight championship boxing match between Jack Dempsey and Tommy Gibbons in Shelby. The Montana Baptist Convention “absolutely deplored” the fight because “any prize fight is contrary to the teachings of Christianity,” and it was sure to “bring into the state a large number of morally undesirables.”

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