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 John Jackson

John Jackson

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 7 Oct 1845 (aged 76)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial West Brompton, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Plot L/256.1/52.3
Memorial ID 12452 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 13 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12452
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Jackson (28 Sep 1769–7 Oct 1845), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12452, citing Brompton Cemetery, West Brompton, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .