Boxiana or Sketches of Ancient and Modern Pugilism Synopsis
Boxiana is the title given to a series of volumes of prizefighting articles written by the English sportswriter and journalist Pierce Egan. The first volume of his prizefighting articles, Boxiana; or Sketches of Ancient and Modern Pugilism, was published in 1813.
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About Pierce Egan
Pierce Egan (1772–1849) was a British journalist, sportswriter, and writer on popular culture. He coined the term ‘the Sweet Science’ as an epithet for prizefighting – which he dubbed ‘the Sweet Science of Bruising’ as a description of England’s bare-knuckle fight scene.
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