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    Oddest fight record I've seen yet

    I know it's been several months since I've posted a new manual. I've not given up the hobby, I've just been hip deep in a very labour intensive manual and it's taking forever.

    I'm slowly transcribing the "Chronology" section of Owen Swift's "Hand-book to Boxing" (1840) and I've come across a number of very interesting entries. This is, by far, the most interesting so far (bearing in mind that I still have a good number of pages yet to go).

    1801 Aug. 11. Sancho Panza beat Don Quixote (both barbers). Near Bath.
    Wierd.

    Naturally, it will eventually go up on the site with the others for free download: http://stores.lulu.com/lawson

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk

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    Huh.

    My money would've been on Quixote by windmill punch ...

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    Kirk,

    Thank you for keeping this project of yours alive.
    "Sifu, I"m niether - I'm a fire dragon so don't **** with me!"

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    I was just about to PM you to beg for more stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBadGuy
    I was just about to PM you to beg for more stuff.
    I've got roughly 30 pages of additional text to transcribe and it's slow going. The text is small, tightly packed, often-not-so-interesting fight records, and doesn't OCR well. There are, obviously, some rather interesting easter eggs hidden in this section; and it's highly important to recording boxing history (where else are you gonna find fight records going back to the 1700's?).

    I'll happily accept volunteers. :)

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk

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