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1854 In Sports

1854 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.


  • Baseball 1
  • Boxing 2
  • Cricket 3
  • Football 4
  • Horse racing 5
  • Rowing 6
  • References 7



  • The Knickerbockers adopt some rule changes agreed in conference by their delegates with those of the Gothams and Eagles.
  • The Eagles win their first two matches, with the Knickerbockers in mid-November, 21–4 and 22–21. The latter is the first time one team scores 21 but loses in "equal innings".



  • Harry Broome retains the Championship of England but there is no record of any fights involving him in 1851.[1]
  • American champion John Morrissey becomes involved in Democratic politics in New York City and from this develops a bitter rivalry with William Poole, also known as "Bill the Butcher", another prizefighter. Poole is also the leader of a notorious gang called the Bowery Boys who plan to seize ballot boxes and rig an election. Morrissey and others are hired to prevent this.[2]
  • 14 February — Tom Paddock defeats Harry Poulson at Mildenhall in 102 rounds; this is the third and effectively deciding bout between the two.[3]
  • 18 July — Paddock defeats Aaron Jones at Long Reach in 121 rounds.[3]
  • 26 July — Poole and Morrisey agree to fight each other at Amos Dock, New York, to settle their dispute. Morrissey is badly beaten and, worried about the presence of Poole's supporters, concedes defeat.[2]
  • 27 August — Tom Paddock issues challenges to English Champion Harry Broome and to former champion William Perry but both refuse. Paddock responds by claiming the Championship of England, but he is not recognised at this time.[3]
  • 20 October — Morrissey declines a challenge for his American title from retired former champion Tom Hyer. It will be exactly four years until Morrissey defends his title again.[2]



  • The follow-on differential is reduced to 80 (or 60 in one day).




Horse racing



The Boat Race


  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Harry Broome. Retrieved on 8 November 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Cyber Boxing Zone – John Morrissey. Retrieved on 8 November 2009.
  3. ^ a b c Cyber Boxing Zone – Tom Paddock. Retrieved on 8 November 2009.
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