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John Jackson
Birth: Sep. 28, 1769
Death: Oct. 7, 1845

Boxing Pioneer. Dubbed "Gentleman John", he was a celebrated English bare-knuckle pugilist of the late 18th Century. Jackson was an amateur boxer appearing in only three public matches when on April 15, 1795, against Daniel Mendoza he won the Heavy Weight Championship of England. He held this title until 1803, when he retired to conduct a school of self-defense at his house on Bond Street, London. He is said to have instituted in his teaching the scientific principles of boxing and is credited in securing acceptance of prizefighting as a legitimate sport in England. He died at age 76 in London, England and was elected into Ring Magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame in 1954. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Brompton Cemetery
West Brompton
Greater London, England
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