Wyatt Earp, boxing referee, scandal

May 15th, 2011

 Less than a decade after the infamous "Gunfight at the OK Corral," notorious gunfighter Wyatt Earp was the controversial choice to refeee the world heavyweight championship fight between Bob Fitzsimmons and Tom Sharkey in San Francisco.

 Boxing historian Christopher James Shelton tells the colorful story of how Earp -- who had never refereed before, and never did again -- accepted a $2,500 bribe to ensure that Sharkey won the fight. When the Wild West legend DQ'd Fitzsimmons for a phantom low blow, a riot nearly ensued.

 Don't miss this phenominal story as it was related by Shelton on the May 15, 2011 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.