Professional Boxer. Born in Brighton, England, he was an English prize fighter and one of the last of the great bare-fisted fighters. In 1860, he faced the American Champion John Heehan at Farnborough, Hampshire, in a battle which was widely considered to be the first boxing world championship. The bout ended in chaos when the spectators invaded the ring and after 42 rounds, the referee finally declared a draw. From 1849 to 1860, he had a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 3 draws. He died in Camden Town, England, at age 39 and over 100,000 fans attended his funeral. In 1990, he was posthumously inducted into The International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith