Blakeman, Keith (Unknown - March 30, 1938)

NEPHEW OF MRS. C.J. SAUL

DIES AFTER FIGHT

Douglas Enterprise - April 5, 1938

Keith Blakeman, 18-year-old Norfolk, Neb., High School student, and a nephew of Mrs. C.J. Saul of Douglas, died at Columbus, Neb., Wednesday night two hours after his first fight in the boxing ring.

The youth tumbled from the ring during the third round of a bout at Columbus and spectators said he struck either his head or his shoulder on the edge of the platform. An older brother, Bob, tried to catch Keith as he fell but missed.

Blakeman was fighting Bud Hilger of Columbus who won by a technical knockout. An inquest was held. Mrs. Saul left Douglas Friday morning for Norfolk to attend the funeral.

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