Daniel Mendoza

Daniel Mendoza

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Caption: Daniel Mendoza (1764-1836). Pugilist/Boxer. Portrait. Known as the 'father of scientific boxing'. Billed himself as 'Mendoza the Jew'. Became the heavyweight boxing champion of England. A favourite of the Prince of Wales, he was the first boxer to be accorded royal patronage. Image taken from Boxiana; or Sketches of ancient and modern pugilism; from the days of the reowned Broughton and Slack, to the heroes of the present milling aera! By One of the Fancy i.e. Pierce Egan. With plates. Originally published in G. Smeeton: London, 1812.

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