On tonight's episode of "Savage Family Diggers" former pro-wrestler Ric Savage and his family; wife Rita, and sons G and Nick dig for hidden treasures with their family business American Savage. When two of Ric's associates left the business, he turned it to a family team.
They were in Boston, and while shopping with Rita for jewelry in a pawn shop, Ric spotted a gold pin. Asking where it came from, the man told him someone from Whitey's Bar brought it in. Ric believes that it is part of the championship belt of a famous Boston fighter.
Known as the "Boston Strong Boy," John L. Sullivan was recognized as the first Heavyweight Champion of gloved boxers from 1882 to 1892. He came from the generation of bare knuckled boxing that grew into what it is today.
Ric visited Whitey's Bar and spoke to the man who brought the piece in. He agreed to let them dig in the basement where they found it after negotiating the usual Savage price. As they dug, they found brass knuckles and that was all. As Ric pondered what they found he looked around and noticed a wall that looked like it did not belong there. After getting permission to break through the wall, they found much more boxing artifacts; a ring bell, an old Poco B camera, a weigh-in scale. Ric had no doubt that a bare-knuckle boxer or ring promoter operated out of this place long ago.
A boxing collector came to the bar to meet with Ric and purchase the artifacts; she gave him $4,200 and after the 60/40 split, Ric left Boston with a profit of $2,520 and a big "Boom Baaaaaaaaby" yell for the "Savage Family Diggers."
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