A boxing promoter comes to Dodge City challenging men to fight "Champ" Starbuck for money. Local businessman Moresby is willing to pay the promoter $500 if the "Champ" fights Earp and severely injures him while a youngster wants a chance.

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Frank Burroughs
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A boxing promoter brings "Champ" Starbuck to Dodge City to fight all callers. Stay in the ring with him for one round to win $100 ($10 to enter) or win $1000 if you beat him. While listening to the promoter talk, Masterson and Earp tell a small but interested young man to stay out of the ring or risk being disfigured. Unknown to everyone local businessman Moresby has promised the promoter $500 if the "Champ" fights Earp and severely injures or kills him. The day of the promotion several men fight the "Champ" but Earp declines at Bat's urging even after being goaded by everyone. Moresby convinces the promoter to stay one more day even though the financial reward has been poor. The next day the young man has the $10 and wins a round. Fearing a loss the promoter gives the "Champ" brass knuckles causing him to break the young man's ribs. The man tells Earp the "Champ" cheated. Earp takes over and in the end he and Bat learn the name of the young challenger. Written by Anonymous

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21 January 1958 (USA)  »

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Wyatt Earp refereed a prizefight between Bob Fitzsimmons and Tom Sharkey in San Francisco on December 2, 1896. Earp called a foul on Fitzsimmons and awarded the victory to Sharkey. See more »

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