1736 to 1740 in sports

Events in world sport through the years 1736 to 1740.

Events of years in sports
Other years
1726 to 1730 | 1731 to 1735 | 1736 to 1740 | 1741 to 1745 | 1746 to 1750

BoxingEdit

Events

  • 1736 — Broughton defeated Bill Gretting, but it is unclear if it was a championship fight.[1]
  • 1736 — Broughton defeated Taylor after 20 minutes in London. Broughton claimed the English title and held it until 1750.[1][2]
  • 1737 — Broughton defeated John Smith ("Buckhorse") in London to retain the title.[1]
  • 1738 — Broughton defeated Prince Boswell in London to retain the title.[1]
  • 1739 — Broughton defeated Will Willis in London to retain the title.[1]
  • 1740 — Broughton defeated Sailor Field in London to retain the title.[1]

CricketEdit

Events

Horse racingEdit

Events

  • 1740 — Parliament introduced an Act "to restrain and to prevent the excessive increase in horse racing", though it was largely ignored.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Jack Broughton". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. ^ "The Bare Knuckle Heavyweight Champions of England". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 14 July 2017.

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