The Bruiser Bruis'D

Posted by on Thursday, June 6, 2013 Under: Art


Title:  The Bruiser Bruis'D, Or, the Knowing-Ones Taken-In

Date:  1750

Artist:  Unknown

Infomation:  Engraving of the fight between John 'Jack' Broughton and Jack Slack. Broughton was an instrumental influence on the early boxing scene after introducing the first rules aimed at providing some safety measures for fighters. In contrast Slack, after winning this fight and become the champ, went on to become the first known person to fix prize fights; he is also credited with inventing the rabbit punch, a particularly dangerous blow to the neck or to the base of the skull.

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Tags: "jack broughton"  "jack slack"  boxing  "boxing artwork"  "the bruiser bruis'd"  britain   

 

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