1878 : Pluckrose the Boxer

Source: Bellís Life in London and Sporting Chronicle, 3,020 9e
Date:  18 May 1878
Place:  Shoreditch

BOXING COMPETITION FOR A SILVER CUP

At E. Napperís hostelrie, the Five Ink Horns, Shoreditch, the lovers of boxing can always witness a good set-to, and we have never yet had to chronicle a bad night at Napperís academy; the boxing, however, of Monday last, all through the evening, was exceptionally good, and if not the best we have seen, it was at least by far the best witnessed here this year

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Ross and Dowsett fought their battle over again, and Pluckrose and Andy Elms of the Peacock BC brought the exhibition sparring to a close
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