Rube Ferns

Boxing, Boxer

1873 – 1952

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Who was Rube Ferns?

Rube Ferns also known as The Kansas Rube, birth name James Ferns, was a boxer who held the Welterweight Champion Of the World title during his career. Ferns was a tough Kansas man with a "Missouri Show Me" attitude; He was formidable and scrappy with a good punch. He defeated such men as "Mysterious" Billy Smith, Eddie Connolly, Bobby Dobbs, William "Matty" Matthews, Frank Erne, Owen Zeigler, "Scaldy" Bill Quinn, Harry Pigeon, Frank "Dutch" Neal, Paddy Purtell and Shorty Ahearn

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Born
Oct 30, 1873
Died
Jun 11, 1952

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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