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A History of the Glory of English Boxing.

There's been a lot of talk recently about the history of English boxing. The general consensus seems to be in the modern Queensberry/Unified rules era the Brits have not done very well for themselves, but, in the bare knuckle era the British were glorious.   Well, I dunno how much I agree with that. When we say "British" bare knuckle history what we really mean is English. The Scots and Welsh hardly have champions and the Irish aren't even Brits, they have their own island.    Thing about the…

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All Black American Boxing Champions Listed in Chronological Order (As Of FEB. 2019)

05/12/1902 - Joe Gans won the World Lightweight title 12/26/1908 - Jack Johnson won the World Heavyweight title 12/03/1926 - Tiger Flowers won the World Middleweight title 10/23/1931 - Jack Thompson won the World Welterweight title 06/11/1932 - Gorilla Jones won the World Middleweight title 10/31/1935 - John Henry Lewis won the World Light Heavyweight title 06/22/1937 - Joe Louis won the WBA Heavyweight title 05/31/1938 - Henry Armstrong won the World Welterweight title 02/03/1939 - Tiger Jack…

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On Jack Johnson Vs Jack Dempsey

Blood recently did a video on this story. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BwDYyjHDFk&t=1126s   In the video Blood wisely points out some of the flaws the story carries and says he's skeptical it ever happened. He's right to be skeptical. I do not believe it ever happened and I'd like to explain why. The story itself was written by Ray Pearson for the Chicago Tribune. In the 80s Lew Eskin of the magazine Fight Beat stumbled across a copy of the article originally written by Ray…

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Boxing Authorities: Clubs, Amphitheatres, Bodies, Laws, and Champions.

I hope this resource might help some of y'all with your research. If you sit and read all of this at once it'll be quite long, but, when decusions such as "Who made up rule X" or "Who is lineal and why" or "Who was champion when" etc. You'll find this resource makes research into history far easier then having to source everything yourselves.    Ancient Olympics rules written by champion Onomastos upheld by the Hellanodikai of Olympus starting at 686 BC. This shit was religiously followed, no…

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