Pugilistica Volume 1 ; the history of British boxing containing lives of the most celebrated pugilists

9781231305188: Pugilistica Volume 1 ; the history of British boxing containing lives of the most celebrated pugilists
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 Excerpt: ...Chapter II. half dozen hits with ureat force. They then closed, and after a severe trial of strength Molineanx threw his opponent. Odds six to four on Cribb. 3.--In the last rally Cribb's right eye was nearly closed, and now another equally sanguinary followed. After sparring for wind, in which essential Molineanx was evidently deficient, Cribb put in a dreadful "doubler" on the body of his opponent, who, although hit away, kept his legs and renewed the rally with such ferocity, that the backers of the odds looked bine. The rally lasted a minute and a half, when the combatants closed, and Molineaux again threw Cribb with astonishing force. Odds fell, but Cribb's tried game still kept him the favourite. 4.--In the rally Cribb had hit right and left at the body and head, but Molineaux fought at the head only. He was so successful with the left hand, that he planted many flush hits. Both Cribb's eyes were now damaged, his face dreadfully disfigured, and he bled profusely. Molineaux evidently was in gTeat distress, his chest and sides heaving fearfully. Cribb smiled at such a favourable omen, and renewed the rally with a heroism, perhaps, never excelled, and in point of judgment most adroitly timed. Hits in abundance were exchanged, Cribb still fighting at the " mark." and Molineaux at the head; at length Cribb fell, evincing great exhaustion. Odds however were now seven to four in his favonr. 5.--Molineaux accepted the rally, and the execution on both sides was truly terrific. Molineaux had the best of the exchanges, and Cribb fell from a blow and in falling received another. This excited some murmurs and applause from the partisans of the contending heroes, and on reference to the umpires was deoided "fair," Cribb's hands being a...

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