Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Jim Bannon's final "Red Ryder" western was the Cinecolor effort Cowboy and the Prizefighter. Aiding and abetting the red-headed Ryder is his youthful Indian sidekick Little Beaver (Don Kay Reynolds, aka Little Brown Jug) and a tough galoot named Steve (Don Haggerty), whose life the hero saves in the opening reel. This time, Ryder takes on a crooked boxing promoter who's been fleecing the locals. The villain is played by John Hart, who later went straight as TV's Lone Ranger (replacing Clayton Moore in 26 episodes). Hart's cohort is real-life pugilist Lou Nova, with whom Ryder squares off in the boxing ring.
bad-guy, boxing, capture, cattle, conflict, cowboy, father, good-guy, killing, prizefighter, promoter, range, scheme, sidekick