THE MARQUIS OF QUEENSBURY RULES
For the ENGLISH CHALLENGE CUPS (open to Gentleman
1-That the entries be drawn to contend by lots.
2-That the entrance fee be 10s.
3-Hearvy weights to be over 158 lbs.; middle weights
not to exceed 158 lbs.; light weights not to exceed
4.-That there be three judges appointed by the
5-That the boxing take place in a 24-ft. ring.
6-That no wrestling, roughing, or hugging on the
ropes be allowed.
7-That each heat consist of three rounds, with one
minute interval between each; the duration of each
round to be at the discretion of the judges, but not
to exceed five minutes.
8-Any competitor not coming up to time shall be
deemed to have lost.
9-That no shoes or boots with spikes or spriggs be
10-Competitors to wear jerseys.
11.- Gloves to be provided by the club.
12-The cups to be boxed for once in each year; the
winner to receive a silver medal.
Fred Howe, the Fatman and
George Moore, the living skeleton; they are the most comical
boxers in the world. Fred Howe's father was a carpenter at
Alleghany City, Penn., and Fred started to learn the same
trade, but soon became too fat. At the age of eighteen he
joined the Forepaugh Circus as a "tat boy," and there met his
present sparring partner.
George Moore was born in Helena, Montana, where his father had
a little dry goods shop. until he was twenty-one years of age
George worked in his father's shop. But his greatest desire
was to see the world. When the fist big circus came to
Helena, the manager offered him an engagement to exhibit
himself as the "living skeleton," and he closed with the
offer at once. Fred Howe, they soon became great
friends. The doctors advised both to take as much exercise as
possible - the one to gain flesh, and the other to get rid of
it. These smart Yankee lads then resolved to combine duty
with pleasure, so they went in for boxing. For a long time
they practised privately. One day, however, the manager was
told of the fun by some of his "freaks," who had been allowed
to see a set-to" between the two gladiators. The manager then
arranged a round or two, and the moment he saw Howe and Moore
face each other, he offered them a long engagement at an
increased salary, if only they would do their boxing before
the public. To-day these funny fellows are not only expert
boxers, but also perfect comedians in their "art." Their
boxing is uproariously funny.
Moore is 6ft. 3in. in height, and
weighs but 97lb., Howe is only 4ft. 2in. high, and weights
Fred Howe and George Moore
could understand how it was that Mr. Howe should be heavier
than Mr. Moore, when it is a known fact that Mr. Moore eats
more than Mr. Howe. However, it has also been proven
that Mr. Howe drinks more than Mr. Moore, yet all can plainly
see there is more Mr. Howe than there is of Mr. Moore in
circumference, but perpendicularly speaking, there is more of
Mr. Moore than there is of Mr. Howe, and how this happens to
be the case is more than I can explain.
BREAKFAST - Tea, coffee or chocolate, with plenty of sugar
and mild, wheatena, oatmeal or cracked wheat, two soft-boiled
eggs. Avoid meat for this meal.
DINNER - (AS you desire) - Plenty of spaghetti, rice,
potatoes, bread or farinaceous dishes.
SUPPER - No tea or coffee; anything else you like, with a
large bowl of bread and milk before retiring. Drink
plenty of pure water at all times. Abstain as much as
possible form tomatoes, pickles, acids or spinach with
malt liquors of any kind. Do not use sugar or milk, and
not eat butter, rice, oatmeal, corn-starch, potatoes, pork,
spaghetti, etc., Follow these rules and you will lose from one
to three pounds a week.
Above photographs 1 - 2 front and back
courtesy of Gary Bricken
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