It bears mention that Holmes seems no southpaw according to the Paget illustration of this scene. He did the deed with a quite stiff jab. Anyways, I occasionally add boxing (& less occasionally pro wrestling) content to the Kaplowitz Media. mix, perhaps most often within my audio/video endeavors. It's just swell to talk about the fights.
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In any event, below are three instances of KM. Boxiana written appearances. At times, as you'll maybe see by the upcoming smattering, this topic gets nice coverage alongside/within my Sherlockiana topics/offerings.
Some Musings on a Potential Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk, Other Stuff, & for Some Reason Frank Bruno
Make sure to check back here now and again, as these selections will be changed out say on a weekly basis.
A note as to 'Boxiana.' In keeping with Tobacciana and Sherlockiana, I dubbed the KM. boxing content as such. I did-so (not long ago at all) then, not knowing what I do know now (thanks to Wikipedia). Boxiana; or Sketches of Ancient and Modern Pugilism is a collection of apparently colorfully slang-worded articles penned by Pierce Egan and published in volumes from 1813 to 1829. I will find them, read them.
[An 1824 installment was by a Jon Bee, as Egan and his publishers fought through some sort of dispute.]
Within these writings, Egan coined the phrase 'The Sweet Science [of Bruising]' this went on to become the quite familiar Sweet Science we know of today at the hands of another boxing writer, AJ Liebling, who paid much homage to Egan. So much so, in fact, that Liebling titled his own (and first) collection of boxing articles The Sweet Science. Seeing as I own a copy of that, look for a review of it coming fairly soon.
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