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George Lewis "Tex" Rickard (1870-1929) was an American boxing promoter, and founder of the New York Rangers NHL franchise. During the 1920s, Tex Rickard was the leading promoter of the day, and he has been compared to P.T. Barnum and Don King. 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... I LIKE DICK // Origins Fighting with the fists for sport and spectacle is probably as old as sport itself. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in New York City, New York. ... The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America as the Roaring Twenties. // Events and trends Since the closing of the 20th Century, the 1920s has drawn close associations with the 1990s, and particularly in the United States. ... Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891), American showman who is best remembered for his entertaining hoaxes and for founding the circus that eventually became Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. ... Don King. ...


In 1925, Tex secured the rights to promote live events from Madison Square Garden in New York. It is interesting to note that a key business partner of Rickard's in this period was a concert and boxing promoter named Jess McMahon, who is the grandfather of current WWE promoter Vince McMahon. However, due to Rickard disliking the sport of professional wrestling, he did not co-promote wrestling events with McMahon, and it was not until 1935 that McMahon's son, Vincent J. McMahon, would begin promoting his Capitol Wrestling Corporation events. In spite of these objections to pro wrestling, Rickard and McMahon did promote boxing matches like the December 11, 1925 Light-Heavyweight championship match between Jack Delaney and Paul Berlenbach. 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America. ... Vince McMahon Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 24, 1945 in Pinehurst, North Carolina), is an American professional wrestling promoter. ... Bruno Sammartino puts the pressure on Stan The Man Stasiak. ... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Vincent J. McMahon Vincent J. McMahon (July 6, 1914 - May 24, 1984) was a U.S. professional wrestling promoter. ... December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jack Delaney (Born: March 18, 1900, Died: November 27, 1948 was a former light heavyweight champion of the world and contender for the heavyweight crown. ... Paul Berlenbach (b. ...


In the 1920's, the best boxing promoters and managers were instrumental in bringing boxing to new audiences and provoking media and public interest. Arguably the most famous of all three-way partnership (fighter-manager-promoter) was that of Jack Dempsey (Heavyweight Champion, 1919-1926), his manager Jack Kearns, and Rickard as promoter. Together they grossed US$ 8.4 million in only five fights between 1921 and 1927 and ushered in a "golden age" of popularity for professional boxing in the 1920s. They were also responsible for the first live radio broadcast of a title-fight ( Dempsey v. Georges Carpentier, in 1921). This article is about the boxer named Jack Dempsey. ... This is a chronological list of world heavyweight boxing champions, as recognized by the following organizations: The World Boxing Association (WBA), founded in 1921 as the National Boxing Association (NBA), The World Boxing Council (WBC), founded in 1963, The International Boxing Federation (IBF), founded in 1983, The World Boxing Organization... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Georges Carpentier (January 12, 1894 - October 28, 1975) was a French boxer. ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Tex Rickard was awarded an NHL franchise in 1926 to compete with the now-long-forgotten New York Americans. The team was immediately dubbed "Tex's Rangers", and the nickname stuck. Rickard managed to get future legendary Toronto Maple Leafs coach Conn Smythe to assemble the team (including coach Lester Patrick), and it turned out to be a winner. In their first season, the Rangers finished atop the American Division, but would lose to the Boston Bruins in the playoffs. 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... New York Americans, 1929 The New York Americans were a professional ice hockey team that played in New York City in the National Hockey League. ... The Toronto Maple Leafs are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Conn Stafford Smythe (Born: February 1, 1895 in Toronto, Ontario-November 18, 1980 in Caledon, Ontario) was a Canadian builder in the National Hockey League. ... Lester Patrick (December 30, 1883-June 1, 1960) was a professional ice hockey player and coach associated with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Boston Bruins are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


The Rangers won the Stanley Cup over the long-defunct Montreal Maroons in only their second year in business, but it was not without some desperation: coach Patrick had to be their goaltender for two periods of game two of the finals after regular goalie Lorne Chabot was injured. The Stanley Cup is inscribed with the names of all the players on the teams that have won it. ... The Montreal Maroons were a professional ice hockey team from Montreal, Quebec. ...


He was engaged in fight promotion in Miami Beach when he died on January 6, 1929, of complications following an appendectomy.


See also: Boxing in the 1920s Professional boxing in the 1920s was basically a sport that was practiced only in the United States, although several world champions went abroad for exhibition fights. ...


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George Lewis Rickard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (431 words)
George Lewis "Tex" Rickard (1870-1929) was an American boxing promoter, and founder of the New York Rangers NHL franchise.
However, due to Rickard disliking the sport of professional wrestling, he did not co-promote wrestling events with McMahon, and it was not until 1935 that McMahon's son, Vincent J. McMahon, would begin promoting his Capitol Wrestling Corporation events.
Tex Rickard was awarded an NHL franchise in 1926 to compete with the now-long-forgotten New York Americans.
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