The Legacy of Charlie Mohr and UW Boxing

The death of University of Wisconsin boxing great, Charlie Mohr, is a now little-known chapter in the history of UW. The story rocked our campus community as events that took place during the April 1960 national championship event subsequently decided the fate of collegiate boxing throughout the country; a sport which was one of the most popular of all college sports in its day—particularly here, on the UW (Madison) campus.

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For more information about the history of boxing at UW, contact the UW-Madison Archives at uwarchiv@library.wisc.edu. The UW Athletic Department also maintains information about the history of sports on campus. On, Wisconsin!

Created by Matt Tischer (SLIS) for UW-Madison Archives.