This Day in Jewish History, 1764 A British Heavyweight Champion Is Born

Daniel Mendoza is remembered for being the father of what some called the 'Jewish School' of boxing.

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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...