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.

Date:
      April 17, 1860
Name(s):
      John C. Heenan, Tom Sayers
Occupation:
      Boxer
Location:
      Farnborough, Hampshire, England


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