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Thread #56116   Message #875316
Posted By: GUEST,Jim Clark..London.England
26-Jan-03 - 03:12 PM
Thread Name: Bare knuckle boxing
Subject: Bare knuckle boxing
Over the Christmas here in the UK we had a celebrity fight between two well known celebrities...I've read that the idea grew from the latest fad for yuppie boxing matches in which well heeled blokes fight over well heeled blokes in the boxing ring in front of other well to do types who come to watch the fights and have dinner....it all sounds a lot of fun (if you can afford it ha ha)....I wonder if US television has been staging celebrity boxing matches like the BBC are now proposing to do as a series....You might enjoy a peek at a memorial to a bare knuckle boxer from another time lies in an old churchyard here in London....heres the link to the photo..
Tom Cribb memorial bare knuckle boxer 1781 - 1848 Woolwich south east London..