1779 in sports

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Years in sports: 1776 1777 1778 1779 1780 1781 1782
Centuries: 17th century · 18th century · 19th century
Decades: 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s
Years: 1776 1777 1778 1779 1780 1781 1782

1779 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Boxing[edit]

Events

  • 25 September — Duggan Fearns defeated Harry Sellers at Slough by a first-round knockout after 1 minute and 30 seconds to claim the Championship of England title. This is the only fight in which Fearns is known to have been involved and little is known of him except that he was born c.1754 in Ireland. He never defended his title which was eventually reclaimed by Sellers. The next known title fight was not until 1785 when Sellers met William Harvey.[1]

Cricket[edit]

Events

England

Horse racing[edit]

Events

England

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Duggan Fearns. Retrieved on 7 November 2009.
  2. ^ a b Note that scorecards created in the 18th century are not necessarily accurate or complete; therefore any summary of runs, wickets or catches can only represent the known totals and the missing data prevents effective computation of averages
  3. ^ Waterman, Jack (1999). The Punter's Friend. Harpenden, Herts, UK: Queen Anne Press. ISBN 1852916001.