1838 in sports

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1838 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Boxing[edit]

Events

  • 3 April — in his return fight with Ben Caunt, William "Bendigo" Thompson is disqualified in the 75th round for going down without being struck.[1]
  • Caunt claims the English Championship after defeating Bendigo but is not recognised because of the prior claim of James Burke, who has now returned to England from America; meanwhile, Jem Ward continues his refusal to formally surrender the title even though he has long retired.[2]
  • Publication of the London Prize Ring Rules of 1838 which succeed and are built upon the Broughton Rules of 1743.

Cricket[edit]

Events

England

Football[edit]

Events

  • A pupil at Rugby School called Jem Mackie is noted for his "running in" ability and this is understood to be the equivalent of try scoring, which is evidence of a distinct handling game.

Horse racing[edit]

England

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Other

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Bendigo. Retrieved on 7 November 2009.
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – James Burke. Retrieved on 7 November 2009.
  3. ^ Officially known as the Great Liverpool Steeplechase from 1836 to 1838.
  4. ^ "History of NBC". Albin Moser. Narrangansett Boat Club. Retrieved 2013-05-10.