1789 in sports

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Years in sports: 1786 1787 1788 1789 1790 1791 1792
Centuries: 17th century · 18th century · 19th century
Decades: 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s
Years: 1786 1787 1788 1789 1790 1791 1792

1789 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Boxing[edit]

Events

  • 11 February — Tom Johnson retained his English championship with a victory over Michael Ryan at Rickmansworth in 12 round 33 minute fight.[1]
  • September — Tom Johnson was scheduled to fight "Big" Ben Brain but it was not held because Brain was ill.[1]
  • 22 October or 22 November, depending on source — Tom Johnson retained his English championship with a victory over Isaac Perrins at Banbury in the 62nd round of a fight lasting one hour 15 minutes.[1]
  • 23 October — "Big" Ben Brain defeated Jack Jacombs at Banbury in a 1 hour 25 minute to 1 hour 26 minute 36th round fight.[2]
  • 18 December — "Big" Ben Brain defeated Tom Tring in a 19 minute 12th round fight at Dartford.[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. ^ a b Cyber Boxing Zone - Ben Brain. Retrieved on 20 January 2018.
  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