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    The Bare Knuckle Heavyweight Champions of England

Champion         Nickname                  --Reign--       
James Figg         the First Champion           1719   1730   retired
Tom Pipes          the Claimant                 1730   1734
George Taylor      the Barber                   1734   1736
Jack Broughton     the Father of Boxing         1736   1750
Jack Slack         the Norfolk Butcher          1750   1760
William Stevens    the Nailer                   1760   1761
George Meggs       the Collier                  1761   1762
George Millsom     the Baker                    1762   1765
Tom Juchau         the Pavior                   1765   1766
William Darts      the Dyer                     1766   1769
Tom Lyons          the Waterman                 1769   1769   retired
William Darts      the Dyer                     1769   1771
Peter Corcoran     the Irish Champion           1771   1776
Harry Sellers      the West Countryman          1776   1779   vacated
Duggan Fearns      (Jack Fearns)                1779   1779   vacated
Tom Johnson        (Thomas Jackling)            1787   1791
Benjamin Brain     Big Ben                      1791   1794   died
Daniel Mendoza     the Jewish Champion          1794   1795
John Jackson       Gentleman                    1795   1796   retired
Thomas Owen        the Fighting Oilman          1796   1797
Jack Bartholomew   Barty                        1797   1800
Jem Belcher        Napoleon of the Ring         1800   1805
Henry "Hen" Pearce the Game Chicken             1805   1807   retired
John Gully         the Potter                   1807   1808   retired
Tom Cribb          the Black Diamond            1808   1822   retired
Tom Spring         the Light Tapper             1823   1824
Tom Cannon         the Great Gun of Windsor     1824   1825
Jem Ward           the Black Diamond            1825   1827
Peter Crawley      Young Rump Steak             1827   1827   retired
Jem Ward           the Black Diamond            1827   1832
James Burke        the Deaf 'Un                 1833   1839
William Thompson   Bendigo                      1839   1840
Ben Caunt          the Torkard Giant            1840   1841
Nick Ward          (Nicholas Ward)              1841   1841
Ben Caunt          the Torkard Giant            1841   1845
William Thompson   Bendigo                      1845   1850   retired
William Perry      the Tipton Slasher           1850   1851
Harry Broome       the Unknown                  1851   1856
Tom Paddock        the Redditch Needlepointer   1856   1858
Tom Sayers         the Brighton Boy             1858   1860   retired
Sam Hurst          the Staleybridge Infant      1860   1861
Jem Mace           the Gypsy                    1861   1862
Tom King           the Fighting Sailor          1862   1863   retired
Jem Mace           the Gypsy                    1866   1871   vacated

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