1787 in sports

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Years in sports: 1784 1785 1786 1787 1788 1789 1790
Centuries: 17th century · 18th century · 19th century
Decades: 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s
Years: 1784 1785 1786 1787 1788 1789 1790

1787 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Boxing[edit]

Events

  • 18 January — the vacant Championship of England title was claimed by Tom Johnson following a win over William Warr at Oakingham in a 1 hour 20 minute fight or 1 hour 40 minute fight depending on the source. Johnson was then unbeaten in six known fights since 1783 and retained the title until 1791.[1]
  • June 1786 or 5 July, depending on source — Tom Johnson defended his title against William Fry at Kingston upon Thames, winning in 30 minutes or less depending on source.[1]
  • 19 December — Tom Johnson defended his title against Michael Ryan at Wradsbury, winning in 24 to 30 minutes or less depending on source.[1]
  • Tom Tyne defeated the former champion George Meggs twice, but the fight locations are unknown.[2]

Cricket[edit]

Events

England

Horse racing[edit]

England

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Cyber Boxing Zone – Tom Johnson. Retrieved on 7 November 2009.
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – George Meggs Retrieved on 6 October 2017.
  3. ^ 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