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Humphries, Richard (c. 1760-1827), prize-fighter

Dennis W. Brailsford

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/64805
Humphries, Richard (c. 1760-1827), prize-fighter


Humphries, Richard (c. 1760-1827), prize-fighter, often called the Gentleman Boxer, was probably the son of an army officer who, during his son's boyhood, became destitute on discharge. Humphries appeared as a young boxing instructor at rooms in Panton Street, Haymarket, London, and gained rapid popularity, particularly among upper-class sportsmen, impressing ...

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