Episode 42: Tex Rickard

Boxing's first true "hype man" is covered on today's episode of the Characters of Boxing (And Beyond) Podcast, Tex Rickard. Rickard brought serious money into prizefighting while utilizing his "larger than life" personality to significantly grow boxing throughout the early 20th century.

Rickard spearheaded the construction of both Madison Square Garden III and the Boston Garden. His influence on the business of combat sports lives on today. 

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