John Clark (boxer)
Clark in ca. 1882
|Real name||John H. Clark|
May 18, 1849|
|Died||July 26, 1922(aged 73)|
John H. Clark (May 18, 1849 in Oughterard, County Galway – July 26, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an Irish-American boxer. He was born in Oughterard, County Galway, but spent most of childhood in England before moving to the United States. Clark was a clog and jig dancer before pursuing a career in prize-fighting. He was the Lightweight Champion of America for two streaks before losing to Arthur Chambers in 1879 following a 136 round bout. He owned a billiard hall and boxing school in Philadelphia.
- Cyber Boxing Zone. http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/boxing/JohnClark.htm Retrieved Feb. 17, 2006
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