Jem Smith

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Jem Smith
Smith circa 1885
Rated at 170 to 212 lb (77 to 96 kg)
Height 5 ft 8.5 in (1.740 m)
Nationality English
Born (1863-01-21)21 January 1863
Shoreditch, London, England
Died 10 September 1931(1931-09-10) (aged 68)
Willesden, London, England

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

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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.


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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