William Muldoon : The Solid Man Conquers Wrestling and Physical Culture
William Muldoon is largely forgotten but he introduced the health resort to America at the end of the Nineteenth Century after a highly successful professional wrestling career. Muldoon defeated many great wrestlers including Sorakichi Matsada, Evan "Strangler" Lewis and his most formidable challenger Clarence Whistler. Muldoon and Whistler set a ring time record with a seven hour draw. The book also examines whether Muldoon took part in fixed matches in the largely legitimate era. Towards the end of his wrestling career, his training methods helped a woefully out of shape John L. Sullivan beat his most formidable challenger Jake Kilrain. This book tells the story of Muldoon's struggle to stay on top of the wrestling world while building a successful training business on the side. Muldoon's story will inspire you as you learn how Muldoon built two successful careers, helped found the New York State Athletic Commission and lived a fascinating life.
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
- 10 Oct 2014
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About MR Ken Zimmerman Jr
Ken Zimmerman Jr. is a married father of three, who lives in the St. Louis, MO Metro Area. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Political Science and a Minor in History from Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to these interests and genealogy, he is a Black Belt in Taekwondo and holds rank in several other martial arts.