James Figg
(1684-1734)

Died aged c. 50

James Figg (1695 – 7 December 1734, surname sometimes spelt 'Fig') exhibited and taught methods of fighting with swords, cudgels and fists from a base in London in the eighteenth century. He is widely recognized as the first English bare-knuckle boxing champion, reigning from 1719 to 1730.

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James Figg 1684–1734 Champion of England for trials of skill born in Thame and associated with this inn then called The Greyhound

James Figg Pub, Cornmarket, Thame, United Kingdom where they was born near (1684)