1794 in sports

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1794 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.



  • "Big Ben" Brain announced his comeback to the ring and he also reclaimed the Championship Title Of England.[1]
  • 24 February — "Big Ben" Brain and William Wood were scheduled to fight but it was not held due to Brain being very ill.[1]
  • 8 April — death of Ben Brain from cirrhosis of the liver. The Championship of England became a vacant title.[1]
  • 12 November — Daniel Mendoza defeated Bill Warr in five rounds at Bexley Common to claim the vacant Championship of England. Mendoza held the title for six months until April 1795.[2]



  • Surrey gave odds to an England XI who fielded 13 men for two games against the county's eleven in September. This is believed to be the only time this has happened.


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  1. ^ a b c Cyber Boxing Zone – Ben Brain. Retrieved on 6 November 2009.
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Daniel Mendoza. Retrieved on 6 November 2009.
  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