No Particular Reason

by John Holbo on May 14, 2010

I just found this one on Flickr. It’s pretty great.



md 20/400 05.14.10 at 4:50 pm

Mike Donavon was the grandfather of the NFL player Art Donovan!

He also taught boxing to TR.

I think the phto is mislabeled. Wikipaedia says that Mike Donavon was born in 1847. So he is the the guy on the right. It also lists his children, and none are named Mike (though that could be a nickname).


Cannoneo 05.16.10 at 1:11 am

Donovan’s nickname was “Professor,” btw. He wrote a book called “The Science of Boxing,” a popular trope at the time that A.J. Liebling later gave second life to with “The Sweet Science.”


Peter 05.17.10 at 2:49 am

It could be this Mike Donovan.


John Holbo 05.17.10 at 5:45 am

A mystery!

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