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February 07, 1789


* Daniel Mendoza - Jewish boxer

Page 3 has two brief reports concerning boxers of the 18th century: "Johnson is now training at the King's Oak in Epping Forest. A concourse of gentlemen generally assemble there every Sunday for the purpose of seeing this able pugilist." and "Ryan trains at no less a distance from the metropolis than that of 100 miles. Mendoza is said to have gone down to practice with him, previous to his battle with  Johnson." (see photos).
Mendoza is none other than the famed Jewish boxer Daniel Mendoza. He was a famous British boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a weak, defenseless person into someone deserving of respect. He is said to have been the first Jew to talk to the King, George III (see hyperlink).
Four pages, folio size, great condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's