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Leonard-Cushing Fight 1894

In the background, five fans lean on the ropes looking into the ring. The referee is to the left; like the fans, he hardly moves as two fighters swing roundhouse blows at each other. Mike Leonard, in white trunks, is the aggressor; in black, Jack Cushing stands near the edge of the ring, warily pawing the air as Leonard comes at him. A couple of punches land, but the fighters maintain their upright postures.


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Notable for its length more than anything else, I think, but it's good to see such an early boxing film.

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Shout by Eòghann MacLeòid

Strange attire to be fighting in.

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