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date: 28 March 2020

Lashley, Joe locked

(fl. 1791).
  • Nazneen Ahmed


The first recorded black boxer in Britain. Lashley fought Tom Treadaway, the brother of a celebrated fighter, Bill Treadaway, at Marylebone Fields on 13 June 1791 The match lasted 35 minutes and ended when Treadaway was knocked unconscious he never recovered from his injuries In match commentaries ...

A version of this article originally appeared in The Oxford Companion to Black British History.

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