Before he was a state game protector (now called a game warden) for 30 years on Whidbey, and before he owned Bercot’s Fishing Resort on Holmes Harbor, Dode Bercot was a Pacific Northwest boxing sensation.
It was just a little over 100 years ago that Dode first began boxing in the lightweight, and later the welterweight division.
He had 81 wins, 16 losses and 39 draws during his nearly decade-long career, according to BoxRec.com. The Monroe southpaw fought in more than 100 main-event bouts and tallied 25 knockouts.
A story about his career can be found here on Historylink: https://www.historylink.org/File/20458
…and also in this Everett Herald article: https://www.heraldnet.com/…/a-boxer-from-the-1920s-and…/
Raised in Monroe, Bercot and his family moved to Holmes Harbor in 1929 with plans to enlarge the little resort they began, but the Great Depression changed the plans and Bercot went to work as a state game warden. He passed away on Whidbey in 1988.
We know that many people still remember Dode, his wife Mary, and son Don and would love to have you share some recollections.
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