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John Gully
(the "Potter")

BORN   August 21 1783; Wick-on-Anson, near Gloucester, England (lived in Bristol, England from infancy)
DIED March 9 1863; Durham, England
HEIGHT.. 6-0
WEIGHT 182-190 lbs
BACKERS Fletcher Reid, Captain Barclay

Gully was a skillful, intelligent pugilist who was fast, strong, tough and ambitious; He was a boxer of superior science but his short career hindered him from displaying his true capability

He was one of the wealthiest and most famous, respected of the early British champions; He enjoyed the friendship and respect of many of the highest families in England

John was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1959

Sep    Jack Rand                 Lansdown, Eng                        W   

May    Henry "Hen" Pearce        London, Eng                         EX  5
Jul 20 Henry "Hen" Pearce        London, Eng                        SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Aug    Corporal Guardsman        London, Eng                          W   
Oct  8 Henry "Hen" Pearce        Hailsham, Eng             (1:17:00)  L 64
          -Pearce claimed the Championship of England

Sep 30 Henry "Hen" Pearce                                           SCH   
          -Championship of England;
           This bout was scheduled but not held;
           Pearce forfeited and reliquished the
           Championship due to ill health
Oct 14 Bob Gregson               Six Mile Bottom, Eng      (1:20:00)  W 36
          -Championship of England

May 10 Bob Gregson               Woburn, Eng               (1:15:00)  W 24
          -Championship of England

          -Gully became publican of the Plough Inn

          -Gully became involved in horse racing, first as a bookmaker, 
          then as an owner; Twice his horses won big races; After a
          number of years in this business, Gully was wealthy

          -Gully became a candidate for Parliament and was elected
          as a Member For Parliament; He served two terms before

*** Sketch And Some Data Provided By Rich Zampetta (of England) ***

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



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