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On This Day… Boxing Was Born!

Written by: George Chittenden : 26 Jun 2019

It was on this day, 6th January, back in 1681 when the first recorded boxing match in British history took place. Christopher Monck, the 2nd Duke of Albemarle, organised a fight between his butler and his butcher, and his butcher won.

The fight was bare-knuckle and had no written rules. It was documented in a newspaper called the London Protestant Mercury and effectively laid the foundations for boxing as we know it.

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