AD WOLGAST is something of a forgotten legend but Carlos Acevedo revisits him in this week’s issue of Boxing News magazine. This is out now on our app and the print version is in stores on Thursday (March 10). Here is an excerpt.
AT 16, Wolgast, son of a struggling farmer, left home to eke out a bootstrap subsistence throughout Michigan. He sold newspapers, shined shoes, and took on one odd job after another before finally settling on fisticuffs as a vocation. In 1907, after compiling a winning record across Grand Rapids and Petoskey, Wolgast moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he built a bloody reputation as a relentless brawler with a crippling left hook and a ferocious body attack.
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