Who was ‘the Napoleon of the Prize Ring’?

Answer: The boxer Tom Sayers. Despite weighing only eleven stone, the average weight of a middleweight, he became English heavyweight champion in 1857 and lost only one fight throughout his career. His last contest was with the US champion John Heenan, lasting an exhausting two hours and taking 42 rounds. It was declared a draw.

Source: The Battle of the Century by Jim Waltzer

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