This day in Jewish history / A British heavyweight champion is born
Daniel Mendoza is remembered for being the father of what some called the 'Jewish School' of boxing.
July 5, 1764, is the birthdate of English-Jewish pugilist Daniel Mendoza, the heavyweight champion of England in 1792-1795. Mendoza is in large part remembered for being the father of “scientific” boxing, or what some called the “Jewish School,” which introduced a number of defensive techniques that took what was then a bare-fisted sport into a realm that allowed for the use of more than...
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