Bareknuckle Prizefighting

The History of the English Prize Ring

The history of the English Prize Ring dates from about 1719 with the first recognized Champion of England, James Figg. As an interested follower of this subject I have so far written two books on the sport which evolved into the gloved version of boxing in about 1870. The two books being "Old Prize Fights in and around Berkshire" and "Famous Pugilists of the English Prize Ring 1719-1870".

Tracing the history of a bare knuckle fighter

If there is enough interest I may be able to trace a bare knuckle pugilist's history from the 18th and 19th centuries. You may believe or feel that you are related to a fighter from these years or just be interested in someone you have heard about.

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