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Midwest Heavyweight Title
[Illinois & Wisconsin]

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Walter Palmer1944Rockford, IL
Wins tournament; Ruffy Silverstein defeats Palmer on 47/03/25 in Rockford, IL when Palmer breaks his leg, but Silverstein does not accept the title, which is later declared vacant.
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Rudy Kay 1950/08/25<
Recognized in Angola, IN; possibly awarded on 50/08/18 in Angola when Kay, billed as Chicago champion, faces Buck Lake champion Joe Millich.
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Art Bull (Danny Fenelon) # 1950/11/02<
Recognized as "Middle West" champion in Kokomo, IN.
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Mike Blazer 1955/04/21<
Still champion as of 55/08/24.
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Billy Goelz 1956/04<
David Jons 1956/04
Angelo Poffo1956/08/09Milwaukee, WI
Vacant in 57/01.
Bill Melby1957/03/28Milwaukee, WI
Defeats Billy Goelz in tournament final.
Sheik of Araby1957/08/01Milwaukee, WI
Larry Chene1957/08/08Milwaukee, WI
Bobby Managoff1957/10/31Milwaukee, WI
Still champion as of 57/11/21.
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Billy Goelz [2] 1958/04/01<
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David Jons [2] 1958/05/10<
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Angelo Poffo [2] 1958/05/28<
Still champion as of 58/06/16.
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Gino Angelo 1961/04<
Billy Goelz [3] 1961/04/06 Milwaukee, WI
Gino Angelo [2] 1961/04/12<
Billy Goelz [4] 1961/04/21Chicago, IL
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Johnny Kace 1961/05/06<
Johnny Gilbert 1961/07/26 Madison, WI
Johnny Kace [2] 1961/09/26? Milwaukee, WI
Or sometime between 61/09/21 and 61/11/07.
Billy Goelz [5] 1962/04/18 Madison, WI
Angelo Poffo [3] 1962/08/22 Madison, WI
Still champion as of 62/09/05.
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Johnny Kace [3] 1963/08/24<
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Carl Engstrom 1964/01/07<
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Bobby Managoff [2] 1964/02/04<
Possibly by defeating Angelo Poffo on 63/12/10 in Rockford, IL.
Angelo Poffo [4] 1964/04/20<
Billy Goelz [6] 1965/08/18 Madison, WI
Angelo Poffo [5] 1966/06<
Art Thomas 1966/06/16 Madison, WI
Still champion as of 66/11/30.