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The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia -- English Bare Knuckle Champion

Tom Lyons
(the "Waterman")

BORN   c. 1740
HEIGHT.. 6-0
WEIGHT 191-196 lbs

Lyons was very strong and tough - on the order of a street fighter or crude amateur; He was a power hitter and had a tremendous capacity for taking punishment

Undated (prior to 1769)
          -Lyons defeated many minor opponents in street fights
           and turn-ups in London and nearby

Jun 27 Bill Darts                Kingston-upon-Thames, Eng   (45:00)  W   
          -Championship of England

          -Darts challenged Lyons to another fight but Lyons declined;
           Darts then reclaimed the Championship of England

          -Peter Corcoran challenged Lyons to a fight but Lyons declined

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

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



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