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Boxing History - The Death of Jesse James Hughes

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We're back with another true crime episode of the Knuckles and Gloves Boxing Radio podcast. It seemed many enjoyed our rundown of the life and alleged coverup in the death of Charles Newell, so this time we're taking aim at the case of another fighter who died under shady circumstnces: "The Outlaw" Jesse James Hughes.

Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the welterweight division was in a transitional period, but nevertheless ripe with talent. As Felix Trinidad began his reign, James Hughes was released from prison and began a strong run in 1993. But in 1995, Hughes went missing and was found dead weeks later. On this episode of the pod, fight historians Patrick Connor and Aris Pina hash out Hughes' early career and go over the known facts of his case.

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