9/27/2009 3:14pm, #1
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Documentary on Bill Richmond, Georgian Britain's Black Bare Knuckle Boxer.
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9/27/2009 7:02pm, #2
Thanks for posting this and I'll watch some more when I'm not canning and freezing beans (yes dear, back to the kitchen).
But I did want to add that my great-grandfather pulled the race card on Jack Johnson and when forced to fight him, lost. It was maybe 1906? I could check, but I do have somewhere the family history. So this racist **** went on (and on and on)...
9/28/2009 12:22am, #3
Excellent, thanks for posting!
Good to see Terry Brown as an interview subject and that he was the "period fight consultant" as well.
For anyone interested in this story, I strongly recommend the novel "Black Ajax" by George MacDonald Fraser (also interviewed in the documentary) - Amazon.com: Black Ajax (9780786705535): George MacDonald Fraser: Books . It's a superb evocation of the period, featuring Tom Molineaux as the main character and Bill Richmond as his trainer/manager. It's written as fiction, but very carefully based on historical events and figures. Really an excellent book.Check out the Bullshido.net Western Martial Arts Forum for all things Western, martial and arty.
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9/28/2009 4:52pm, #4
"He's cutting more capers than a chef making a sauce for a leg of mutton"
Man, they really don't make comments like they used to.
10/05/2009 11:53am, #5
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Its sad that Tom Molineaux is better known then Bill Richmond even though Bill Richmond was the better fighter.
2/11/2011 1:16pm, #6