East End Boxing Lives @ Hackney Museum

25 January to 30 April 2011From the website “The London Ex Boxers Association presents an exhibition exploring the story of boxing in the East End of London. Come and find out more about early boxers such as Daniel Mendoza and Pedlar Palmer. Learn the basic rules first set out by Jack Broughton in 1743.You’ll learn that female boxers began with bare knuckle bone fighting and are now for the first time training to take part in the 2012 Olympics. Find out about the East End’s Jewish and black boxers and the discrimination they met along the way.Read the stories and see some artefacts belonging to boxers such as John Kramer George Merritt Ron Cooper Mickey Pye Terry Baldock and Terry Spinks.””

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    alexpink - 12 January 2011, 9:35 am

    This looks really interesting.

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