1852 in sports

1852 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports: 1849 1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855
Centuries: 18th century · 19th century · 20th century
Decades: 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s
Years: 1849 1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855

BoxingEdit

Events

  • 21 August — John Morrissey defeats George Thompson in the 11th round at Mare Island, California and claims the Heavyweight Championship of America, which has been vacated by the now-retired Tom Hyer. His claim is not generally recognised at this time because of the prior claim by Yankee Sullivan, who fought Hyer in 1849.[1]
  • Harry Broome retains the Championship of England but there is no record of any fights involving him in 1851.[2]

ChessEdit

Events

CricketEdit

Events

England

Horse racingEdit

England

RowingEdit

The Boat Race

Other events

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – John Morrissey. Retrieved on 8 November 2009.
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Harry Broome. Retrieved on 8 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Harvard–Yale Regatta – 150 Years of Tradition" Archived 2014-06-29 at WebCite. Harvard Men's Heavyweight Crew. Retrieved 2013-05-10.