1852 in sports

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1852 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Boxing[edit]

Events

  • 21 August — John Morrissey defeats George Thompson in the 11th round at Mare Island, California and claims the Heavyweight Championship of America, which has been vacated by the now-retired Tom Hyer. His claim is not generally recognised at this time because of the prior claim by Yankee Sullivan, who fought Hyer in 1849.[1]
  • Harry Broome retains the Championship of England but there is no record of any fights involving him in 1851.[2]

Chess[edit]

Events

Cricket[edit]

Events

England

Horse racing[edit]

England

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Other events

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – John Morrissey. Retrieved on 8 November 2009.
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Harry Broome. Retrieved on 8 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Harvard–Yale Regatta – 150 Years of Tradition". Harvard Men's Heavyweight Crew. Retrieved 2013-05-10.