Jack Broughton

Jack Broughton

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Caption: Jack Broughton (1705-1789). Pugilist/Boxer. Portrait. Recognised as 'The Father of the English School of Boxing' and as 'the Father of the Science of the Art of Self-Defense'. He was reigning champion from 1738 to 1752. Buried in Westminster Abbey in remembrance of his contribution to English boxing. 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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