His favourite occupation was to get the ten best boxers of the regiment to jointly engage in a ten-round contest with him, one round each.
He successfully represented Oxford as a heavy-weight boxer in his last term, and the following year was runner up in the Amateur Championship.
a Hunt, a famous boxer on the stage; Mahomet, a ropedancer, who had exhibited at Covent garden theatre the winter before, said to be a Turk.
During 1813 the Constitution took the Java; the Hornet sank the Peacock; the Enterprise captured the Boxer off Portland, Maine.
The Coming Of The British Imagine, if you please, a professional heavy-weight prize-fighter, with an abnormally long reach, holding an amateur bantam-weight boxer at arm's length with one hand and hitting him when and where he pleased with the other.