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Stoppage
09-22-2009, 07:23 PM
Does anyone know which was the first recorded boxing match. And by recorded I men the first video recorded of a boxing match.

It wouyld be interesting to see it.

TheGreatA
09-22-2009, 07:27 PM
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Stoppage
09-22-2009, 07:32 PM
That's pretty cool. Thanks.

Derranged
09-22-2009, 09:39 PM
And that was from what year?

TheGreatA
09-22-2009, 09:43 PM
And that was from what year?

Mike Leonard vs Jack Cushing from 1894.

Derranged
09-23-2009, 07:13 AM
Mike Leonard vs Jack Cushing from 1894.

Now that you mention it, I remember reading on a snapple cap that the first recorded sporting event was a boxing match in that year. Thats weird..

TheGreatA
09-23-2009, 08:12 AM
Many of the first films were boxing-related.

1891:

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This was not an actual fight so it doesn't count but it's among the earliest films ever recorded.

1894:

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TheGreatA
09-23-2009, 08:20 AM
Heavyweight champ Jim Corbett vs Peter Courtney exhibition (1894):

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Sin City
01-14-2012, 07:25 PM
this is pretty awesome.

lmao at the cats!