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    Documentary on Bill Richmond, Georgian Britain's Black Bare Knuckle Boxer.

    Finally, I've managed to upload this - a documentary on Georgian bare knuckle boxing and in particular, ex-slave and prize fighter Bill Richmond. Enjoy!

    Bare Knuckle Boxer Part 1

    Bare Knuckle Boxer Part 2

    Bare Knuckle Boxer Part 3

    Bare Knuckle Boxer Part 4

    Bare Knuckle Boxer Part 5
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    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)...
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    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.

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    "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.

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    Its sad that Tom Molineaux is better known then Bill Richmond even though Bill Richmond was the better fighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DdlR View Post
    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.
    You are completely correct, sir. Marvellous read. I wrote an item for my own satisfaction recently. I might post it to see if others think it's any good.

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    PS I can now get Youtube so I'll look for the links. Ta muchly.

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