Dick Curtis (boxer)

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Dick Curtis (1 February 1802 – 16 September 1843) was a professional boxing pioneer born in Southwark, London.

Pro career[edit]

Known as the “The Pet of the Fancy”, Curtis turned professional in 1820 and on February 27, 1827 defeated Barney Aaron. Curtis' lone defeat came at the hands of Jack Perkins on December 30, 1828, when he lost on a foul.

Honors[edit]

In 2006, Curtis was elected into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, "Pioneer" Category.[1]

Death[edit]

Curtis died from injuries sustained while sparring on 16 September 1843 in England.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dan Rafael (2006-07-12). "Roberto Duran, Pernell Whitaker elected to boxing hall". ESPN.com. Associated Press. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 

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