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The Fighting Irish, Jewish, and African Immigrants of the Golden Age of Boxing

The battle between Crib and Molineaux (Wikimedia commons) Boxing was undoubtedly a popular activity in Britain since scholarship around the sport emerged hundreds of years ago. The practice and study of sporting activities became mainstream in the eighteenth century in the West, but boxing, in particular, had not always been on the up-and-up in English society. The English Restoration released the puritanical restrictions on public entertainment lingering from the Middle Ages and allowed for various types of spectacles to be performed in designated areas around London and other cities.
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