Tom Cribb: The Life of the Black Diamond (Hardback)Jon Hurley (author)
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 31/03/2009
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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.
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 10 mm
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