First World Heavyweight Boxing Championship

The first World Heavyweight Boxing championship was held on April 17, 1860, at Farnborough, Hampshire, England. The 42-round fight between American boxer John C. Heenan and British champion Tom Sayers concluded when both fighters were too bloodied to continue.

      April 17, 1860
      John C. Heenan, Tom Sayers
      Farnborough, Hampshire, England

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