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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
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
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.
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