Pugilistica (Volume 3); The History of British Boxing Containing Lives of the Most Celebrated Pugilists Full Reports of Their Battles from Contemporary Newspapers, with Authentic Portraits, Personal Anecdotes, and Sketches of the Principal Patrons of t...



Pugilistica (Volume 3); The History of British Boxing Containing Lives of the Most Celebrated Pugilists Full Reports of Their Battles from Contemporary Newspapers, with Authentic Portraits, Personal Anecdotes, and Sketches of the Principal Patrons of t... Purchase Of This Book Includes Free Trial Access To Www.million Books.com Where You Can Read Than A Million Books For Free This Is An OCR Edition With Typos Excerpt From Book First Time, A Superficial Estimate Of Their Condition Could Be Formed Burke Presented All That Fine Muscular Development For Which He Is Famed, But He Was Pale, And It Struck Us Most Forcibly That His Flesh Wanted That Firmness And Consistency, The Sure Consequence Of Perfect Training, And To The Attainment Of Which The Mode In Which He Passed His Time Was Anything But Conducive Still He Was Playful And Confident, And Regarded His Adversary With A Look Of Conscious Superiority Bendigo, In Point Of Muscularity, Was Inferior To Burke, Especially In The Shoulders, Arms, And Neck, But He Appeared In Perfect Condition, And Firm As Iron The Colour Of His Skin Was Healthful His Countenance Exhibited Perfect Self Possession, And Wore An Easy Smile Of Confidence The Current Odds, On Setting To, Were Six To Four On Burke, With Plenty Of Takers In Nottingham, Where The Physical Qualities Of Bendigo Were Better Known, The Odds Had Been As Low As Five To Four THE FIGHT Round 1 Tlie Position Of Burke Was E Isy Nid Unconstrained He Stood Rather S Iiare, Bis Left Foot In Advance, And His Arms Well Up, Us If Waiting For Hie Antagonist To Break Ground Bendigo, On The Contrary, Dropped Hie Right Shoulder, Stooped A Little, And, Light Foot Foremost, Seemed Prepared To Let Lly Left Or Right The Opportunity Offered After A Little Mamuuvi Ing, He Made Catching Feint With His Left, But Found The Deaf Un Immovably On His Guard They Changed Ground, Both Ready, When Bendigo Let Go His Right, And Ctiught Burke On The Libs, Leaving A Visible Impression Of His Knuckles More Man Xivring Bendigo Tried His Left, But Was Stopped The Deaf Un Popped In His Right, And Caught Bendigo On T In Ear, But Soon Had A Slap In Return From Bendigo E Right, Under The Eye, As Straight As An Arro

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