1790 in sports

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Years in sports: 1787 1788 1789 1790 1791 1792 1793
Centuries: 17th century · 18th century · 19th century
Decades: 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s
Years: 1787 1788 1789 1790 1791 1792 1793

1790 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Boxing[edit]

Events

  • 30 August — "Big" Ben Brain and William Hooper fought to a 3 hour & 30 minute 180th round fight at Chapel Row Level, it was a draw.[1]
  • Tom Johnson retained his English championship but no fights involving him are recorded in 1790. At one point, he announced his retirement but later retracted it.[2]
  • Spectators were charged for entry to the bout between Daniel Mendoza and Richard Humphries, the first time this is known to have happened in boxing. Admission charges are known to have been used in cricket since the 1730s.
  • George Meggs defeated Joe Ward, location unknown.[3]

Cricket[edit]

Events

England

Horse racing[edit]

England

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone - Ben Brain. Retrieved on 20 January 2018.
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Tom Johnson. Retrieved on 7 November 2009.
  3. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – George Meggs. Retrieved on 6 October 2017.
  4. ^ 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