Jack Broughton - The Father of English Boxing

Posted by on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Under: Art


Title: Jack Broughton

Artist: Francis Hayman (1708 – 1776)

Infomation: This is an illustration of John ‘Jack’ Broughton, commonly thought of as the
‘Father of English Boxing’. He was champion from 1729 – 1750 and was the first
to add a set of widely accepted rules to the sport, which included stopping when
an opponent was knocked to the floor and using gloves, though only for training
purposes.

In : Art 


Tags: boxing  "boxing artwork"  "jack broughton"  "francis hayman"  britain   

 

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