1731 to 1735 in sports

Events in world sport through the years 1731 to 1735.

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BoxingEdit

Events

  • 6 May 1733 — James Figg and Jack Broughton fought in a six-round exhibition match.[1]
  • 1734 — Pipes was defeated twice by Jack Broughton (the "Father of Boxing"), but it is unclear if these were championship fights. Apparently, Broughton did not claim the title at that time.[2][3][4]
  • 1734 — George Taylor, another of Figg's students, defeated Bill Gretting in London.[5]
  • 1734 — Broughton defeated Bill Gretting, but it is unclear if it was a championship fight.[4]
  • 7 December 1734 — Death of James Figg.[1]
  • 10 December 1734 — Taylor claimed the Championship of England title. He also built his own amphitheatre where he trained boxers and fought there on occasion.[5][2]

CricketEdit

Events

  • Cricket became the first sport to enclose its venues and charge for admission. Ground enclosure is first recorded in 1731 when the playing area on Kennington Common was staked out and roped off. The same practice was in use at the Artillery Ground in 1732. Spectators at the Artillery Ground were being charged admission of two pence by the early 1740s but it remains unclear when charges were first introduced (probably in the 1730s).[6]
  • London Cricket Club, which played most of its home matches at the Artillery Ground, was the dominant club in 1730s cricket, especially in 1732.[7]
  • Frederick, Prince of Wales, became a major patron of cricket from 1733.[8]

Horse racingEdit

Events

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "James Figg". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b "The Bare Knuckle Heavyweight Champions of England". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Tom Pipes". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Jack Broughton". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  5. ^ a b "George Taylor". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  6. ^ Waghorn, pp. 8–9.
  7. ^ Buckley, p. 8.
  8. ^ McCann, p. 14.

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