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The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia -- English Bare Knuckle Champion


Nicholas "Nick" Ward

BORN   April 1 1811; St. George's, East London, England (Some sources report 1813)
DIED February 17 1850; Soho, London, England
HEIGHT.. 6-0
WEIGHT 178 lbs
BACKERS Mr. Munro, Mr. Coleman, Jem Ward
Ward was a mediocre fighter who avoided face to face fighting and was tricky, slippery, and a good counter-puncher. He often resorted to unfair tactics; Nick was a younger brother of the former Champion, Jem Ward
Feb 24 Harry John Lockyer        Moulsey Hurst, Eng          (18:00)  W 18
          -Some sources report "W 13"
May 27 Sambo Sutton              Tottenham, Eng              (30:00)  L 12
          -Some sources report 1836

Mar 27 Sambo Sutton              Bicester, Eng                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
           Sutton was arrested by police;
           (Some sources report "ND 12")

Oct 18 Jim Bailey                Ditton Marshes, Eng         (55:00) WF 33 

Sep 22 James Burke               Lillingstone Level, Eng   (2:18:00) WF 17 
          -Championship of England
          Ward's gang forced the referee to disqualify
          Burke for an alleged foul

Feb  2 Ben Caunt                 Crookham Common, Eng        (12:00) WF  7
          -Championship of England;
          The crowd forced the referee to disqualify
          Caunt for an alleged blow - striking Ward
          while he was down
May 11 Ben Caunt                 Long Marsden, Eng          (47:00)  L 35
          -Championship of England
          -Ward announced his retirement from the ring

Record courtesy of Jan Skotnicki, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization



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