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Mendoza's boxing school is promptly shut down..



Item # 643751

May 19, 1789

LONDON CHRONICLE, May 19, 1789  Page 2 has a report on: "...William Aspinal, a noted walker, set out from Pontefract in Yorkshire...arrived on the Wednesday following...." with more on his walking journey. Also a bit: "Mendoza's school in Bartholomew Lane was opened on Saturday with all the insolence of recent triumph...was instantly closed by the enforcement of a few constables." This was the famed Jewish boxer Daniel Mendoza (see hyperlink).
The bkpg.  has another Mendoza item: "Mendoza has answered the challenge of Humphries and proposes fighting him either the first week in next month, or on the 5th of May, 1790; and that he will fight for a sum of money, or else for love!" (see).
  Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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