Tom Belcher

Tom Belcher boxing photos and prints.

"The third of the Belchers, Tom , remains in the memory of a few old 'uns as, for many years, 'mine host of the Castle,' a jolly, rubicund, pleasant and generous fellow, and the worthy predecessor of the departed Tom Spring, in that ancient head quarters of the Fancy, now also Pythagorised into a feeding-shop, named after Sir Charles Napier - another fighting hero. Tom came to London in the year 1803, when his brother Jem was at the zenith of his fame, having beaten every man with whom he had fought, and attained the position of undisputed Champion of England. Although Tom's ring career was not so brilliant as his elder brother's , it had a less striking culmination and fall, and his thirteen battles, with eight victories and a draw (with the phenomenon Dutch Sam), tell well for Tom's descent from the Slacks and Belchers."

- Henry Downes Miles

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