Jem Smith

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Jem Smith (21 January 1863 – 10 September 1931) was a bare knuckle prize fighter in the late 19th century and into the early 20th century in England.

Early career[edit]

In 1881 he fought his first bare-knuckle prizefight aged 18 years. In 1889, he won the last internationally recognized bare-knuckle prizefight that was fought in Bruges, Belgium.

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Smith fought his first heavyweight title fight in 1884 against Woolf Bendoff in the West End of London, England and won by TKO in the 13th round. In 1891 he fought his last BBBC fight against Ted Pritchard in New Cross, also in London, England and lost by a TKO in the 3rd round.

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