Jem “Gypsy” Mace

Jem “Gypsy” Mace

Birth
Beeston, Breckland Borough, Norfolk, England
Death 30 Nov 1910 (aged 79)
Jarrow, Metropolitan Borough of South Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England
Burial Anfield, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Memorial ID 43314347 · View Source
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Professional Boxer. He made his boxing debut as a bareknuckle boxer in 1857, and in 1861, he defeated Sam Hurst to become the Champion of England. He successfully defended his title multiple times. In 1870, he defeated Tom Allen for the Heavyweight Championship of America. After his boxing career, he traveled the world teaching boxing and conducting tournaments. He is known by some as the "Father of Modern Boxing", and it has been said that he had the greatest influence on boxing in the pre-1900 era. He was instrumental in the increase in popularity of glove boxing. He was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1954 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.

Bio by: Mike Beard


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mike Beard
  • Added: 19 Oct 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 43314347
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jem “Gypsy” Mace (8 Apr 1831–30 Nov 1910), Find a Grave Memorial no. 43314347, citing Anfield Cemetery and Crematorium, Anfield, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .