1771 to 1775 in sports

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1771 to 1775 in sports
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Events in world sport through the years 1771 to 1775.

Boxing[edit]

Events

  • 18 May 1771 — British champion Bill Darts defeated by the Irishman Peter Corcoran at Epsom Downs Racecourse after seven minutes of the first round. Darts was later accused of accepting a bribe from Captain O'Kelly, a famous turfman, to lose the fight and was obliged to retire in disgrace from boxing.[1][2]
  • 1772 — "Big Ben" Brain defeated Jack Clayton at Kingswood, the round and length of the fight are unknown.[3]
  • 1773 — Harry Sellers won against minor opponents in many numerous fights until 1775, whereabouts unknown.[4]
  • June 1774 — Corcoran is believed to have successfully defended the title on a number of occasions during the early 1770s but the only opponent who had any credibility was Sam Peters in June 1774 at Waltham Abbey. Corcoran won the fight in fifteen minutes after three rounds.[2]
  • 1774 — "Big Ben" Brain defeated Bob Harris at Kingswood, the round and length of the fight are both unknown.[3]

Cricket[edit]

Events

Horse racing[edit]

Events

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bill Darts". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Peter Corcoran". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Ben Brain". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Harry Sellers". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  5. ^ Haygarth, p. 25.

Sources[edit]

  • Haygarth, Arthur (1862). Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744–1826). Lillywhite.