Tom Cribb

Tom Cribb : The Life of the Black Diamond

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Bareknuckle fighter Thomas Cribb (1781-1848) was a sporting legend whose exploits still feature in thousands of publications on boxing, a primitive activity he dragged from the gutter into the smoking rooms of country houses. His most famous bouts were against Tom Molineaux, a black American. These fights really captured the imagination of the public - the English patriot versus the black American slave. People slept in ditches and dangled from trees to catch a glimpse of a fight that would never be forgotten. The exploits of Cribb popularised boxing among the upper classes, and in 1821 Cribb was a Page at the Coronation of King George IV. A key figure in the history of boxing, an amazing character and a great story.
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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 32mm | 598.74g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752447513
  • 9780752447513
  • 1,173,149

About Jon Hurley

Jon Hurley is the author of "Tom Spring: Bareknuckle Champion of All England."
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