John Clark (boxer)

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John Clark
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Clark in ca. 1882
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Real name John H. Clark
Nickname(s) Professor
Weight(s) Lightweight
Nationality Irish American
Born (1849-05-18)May 18, 1849
Galway, Ireland
Died July 26, 1922(1922-07-26) (aged 73)

John H. Clark (May 18, 1849 in Oughterard, County Galway – July 26, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an Irish-American boxer. He was born in Oughterard, County Galway, but spent most of childhood in England before moving to the United States. Clark was a clog and jig dancer before pursuing a career in prize-fighting. He was the Lightweight Champion of America for two streaks before losing to Arthur Chambers in 1879 following a 136-round bout. He owned a billiard hall and boxing school in Philadelphia.[1]

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  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone. http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/boxing/JohnClark.htm Retrieved Feb. 17, 2006