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 Thomas “Tom” Allen

Thomas “Tom” Allen

Birth
Birmingham, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Death 5 Apr 1903 (aged 62)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 9, Lot 27-706
Memorial ID 21990 · View Source
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Professional Boxer. Born in Birmingham, England, he holds the distinction of being the first International Bare-Knuckle Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. Standing at 5 feet, 11 inches, he began fighting in England and won a middleweight championship there before coming to the United States in 1867. In 1869, he won the Heavyweight Boxing Championship of America and won the Heavyweight Boxing Championship of England in 1870. In 1873, he defeated Mike McCoole to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World and defended his crown until he loss to Joe Goss in 1876. He died in St. Louis, Missouri, at age 64.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21990
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas “Tom” Allen (23 Apr 1840–5 Apr 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21990, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .