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 Tom Cribb

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Birth
Wick, South Gloucestershire Unitary Authority, Gloucestershire, England
Death
11 May 1848 (aged 66)
Woolwich, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London, England
Burial
Woolwich, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London, England
Memorial ID
4614 View Source

World Champion Bare-Knuckle Boxer. Tom Cribb moved to London at age 13, where he worked as a bell-hanger and a coal porter. His first fight was in January 1805, which he won; he followed that a month later with another victory. He decided to become a professional boxer and was almost undefeated in his career, losing only one bout, to a George Nicholls. He won victories in 1807 and in October 1808 in a 23 round match to win the English championship. In December 1810 he fought an American, who he beat in 35 rounds and became World champion. He retained his title in 1811 by beating the same opponent in 11 rounds. In 1812, aged 31, he retired to become a coal merchant and boxing trainer. He became a publican, running the Union Arms. In 1839 he retired to Woolwich in south-east London where he lived the rest of his life.

World Champion Bare-Knuckle Boxer. Tom Cribb moved to London at age 13, where he worked as a bell-hanger and a coal porter. His first fight was in January 1805, which he won; he followed that a month later with another victory. He decided to become a professional boxer and was almost undefeated in his career, losing only one bout, to a George Nicholls. He won victories in 1807 and in October 1808 in a 23 round match to win the English championship. In December 1810 he fought an American, who he beat in 35 rounds and became World champion. He retained his title in 1811 by beating the same opponent in 11 rounds. In 1812, aged 31, he retired to become a coal merchant and boxing trainer. He became a publican, running the Union Arms. In 1839 he retired to Woolwich in south-east London where he lived the rest of his life.

Bio by: Pete Mohney

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 23 Feb 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 4614
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/4614/tom-cribb: accessed ), memorial page for Tom Cribb (8 Jul 1781–11 May 1848), Find a Grave Memorial ID 4614, citing St. Mary Magdalene Churchyard, Woolwich, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London, England; Maintained by Find a Grave .