William Thompson

Died aged c. 69

William Abednego Thompson (11 October 1811 – 23 August 1880), also known Bendigo Thompson, was an English bare-knuckle boxer who won the heavyweight championship of England from James Burke on 12 February 1839. He was inducted into The Ring magazine Hall of Fame in 1955, the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991, and the Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011. His nickname of "Bendigo" lives on in the name of a city and creek in Australia.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

"Bendigo" William Abednego Thompson was born here 1811

19 Trinity Walk, Nottingham, United Kingdom where they was born (1811)

William Thompson (Bendigo) 1811-1880 All-England champion bare-knuckle prize-fighter reformed drunkard turned evangelist retired to a cottage on this site

The Pearson Centre, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom where they retired and died (1880)