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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

WOMEN PUGILISTS GET THEIR DUE

WOMEN PUGILISTS GET THEIR DUE
VICTORIAN FEMALE BOXERS ENTER HALL OF FAME
 
ANDREW SALMON
 
 
Blood to the Bone is the second Fight Card Sherlock Holmes tale to be penned by award winning Sherlockian author Andrew Salmon. His first Fight Card Sherlock Holmes novel, Work Capitol, is also available on as a Kindle e-book and in paperback…
 
The Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame in Belfast, New York held an induction ceremony on July 12th, 2014, where the great, unsung female boxing greats of the Victorian age took their place amongst the legendary male fighters of yesteryear as part of the rich history of the sport.
 
Elizabeth Wilkinson (Stokes): Winner of first ever recorded female bare knuckle fight in 1722.
 
Anna Lewis: Staged first Women's Championships, brought publicity to the sport in the 1880s. 
 
Hattie Stewart: First Female Bare Knuckle World Champion, 1884.
 
Hattie Leslie: First American Championess, 1888.
 
Alice Leary: A six-foot slugger, athlete, was 52-0 w/24 knockouts before losing to Hattie Leslie.
 
Hessie Donahue: Knocked out John L. Sullivan in 1892.
 
These great fighters, along with a selection of modern day women pugilists, join the ranks of past inductees, including John L. Sullivan, Jem Mace, James Figg, Jack Dempsey and dozens of others.

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