Posts Tagged ‘female prizefighting

11
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.

07
Mar
13

A Female Prize Fight in Chicago in … 1856!

A Female Prize Fight in Chicago in … 1856!

As many of your know, I am currently writing a book on the history of women’s boxing.

I came across the following about a women’s “prize fight” in 1856!

Enjoy!

Female Prize Fight.16Oct1856.Fayetteville Observer




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