1787 in sports

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1787 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Boxing[edit]

Events

  • 18 January — the vacant Championship of England title is claimed by Tom Johnson following a win over William Warr at Oakingham. Johnson is now unbeaten in six known fights since 1783. He retains the title until 1791.[1]
  • Tom Johnson defends his English championship title twice in 1787, defeating William Fry at Kingston upon Thames in July and Michael Ryan at Wraysbury in December.[1]

Cricket[edit]

Events

England

Horse racing[edit]

England

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cyber Boxing Zone – Tom Johnson. Retrieved on 7 November 2009.
  2. ^ a b Note that scorecards created in the 18th century are not necessarily accurate or complete; therefore any summary of runs, wickets or catches can only represent the known totals and the missing data prevents effective computation of averages