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The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia -- Old Timer
BORN May 1820; Hinckley, Lancashire, England DIED September 1 1871; London, England HEIGHT 5-10 (Some sources report 5-11) WEIGHT 152-156 lbs
Langham was one of the greatest of the British Bare Knuckle Middleweight Champions; He was so good that, at one time, he was a favorite with the English ring patrons as a candidate for the heavyweight crown; He was the only man who ever beat the celebrated Tom Sayers
Nat had quick hands and was primarily a left-handed hitter; His style was to jab the opponent's eyes until they closed; His finisher - a left hook - was called the "pick-axe"
Langham was born into poverty and always seemed to be ill-fed; His lungs were weak and he suffered bad health all through his life; He also spoke with a speech impediment but he surely could fight1842 Bill Crozier KO Ned Ellis KO -Perhaps, this is the 2/02/43 bout 1843 Feb 2 William Ellis Hinckley, Eng KO 8 -Some sources report 2/09/43; Some sources report 2/12/43 1844 May 7 Teddy Lowe Long Reach, Eng (50:00) KO 43 -Some sources report "Tom Lowe" 1845 Jun 12 Doc Campbell near London, Eng (35:00) KO 27 1846 Sep 23 George Gutteridge Bourne, Eng (93:00) KO 85 -Some sources report Middleweight Championship of England; Some sources report "Guttridge" in "Lincolnshire" 1847 May 4 William Sparkes Woking Common, Eng (63:00) KO 67 1851 May 6 Harry Orme (2:59:00) LK 117 -Middleweight Championship of England 1853 Oct 18 Tom Sayers Lakenheath, Eng (2:02:00) KO 61 -Middleweight Championship of England 1857 Sep 22 Ben Caunt River Medway, Eng (1:29:00) D 60 -Some sources report 9/09/57; Some sources report 9/21/57; Some sources report "Home Circuit"
Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
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