Posts Tagged ‘female prize fight

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Mar
13

Another Female Prize Fight in Manchester, NH, 1860!

Another Female Prize Fight in Manchester, NH, 1860!

Female Prize Fight.31May1860.HolmesCountyFarmer

Women’s boxing, as we know, has a rich, textured history. This piece from 1860 seems to show an actual planned fight. It still used language such as “disgraceful” and “notorius,” but does seem to describe an actual contest rather than an impulsive contest to settle a dispute. As the article notes, “both parties have been training for several weeks past.”

What I find interesting, is that the piece was reprinted in a newspaper in Ohio from the original article in the Manchester Mirror.




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