The first heavyweight champion ever


WORLD'S FIRST
HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION

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Who was the world's first heavyweight champion?

We're sure this one will go the full ten rounds, but here goes.

Boxing has been around for 6,000 years so the actual first heavyweight champion is far lost to us now.

What we do know is that Jack Broughton is known as the 'father of English boxing', being a champion from 1729 to 1750.

He also invented the world's first boxing gloves known as mufflers which at the time were only used for sparring.

John L. Sullivan, (The Boston Strong Boy), is recognized as the world's first heavyweight champion under the Marquess of Queensberry rules, a code of popularly accepted rules in the sport of boxing, when he defeated Dominick McCaffery on August 29 1885 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The first heavyweight champion ever

The first heavyweight champion ever

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