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Tom Sayers
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Born in Brighton, Sussex
Born on 25th of May 1826
Died on 8th of November 1865

Born 1826. Died 1865 - English boxer.

Bricklayer before becoming a boxer. English heavyweight champion in 1857 though only weighted 11 stone. Named the Napoleon of the Prize Ring. Lost only one fight during his career. Last fight was declared a draw after 42 rounds.

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