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April 1860 in Sports History

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Boxing Match That Went for 42 RoundsBoxing Match That Went for 42 Rounds

Apr 17 Champion of England Tom Sayers and American John Heenan fight out brutal 2 hour, 27 minute draw near Farnborough, England; police stop fight acknowledged as first world title bout

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John Heenan, left, squares up to Tom Sayers in their championship bout. Photograph: Hulton Archive
John Heenan, left, squares up to Tom Sayers in their championship bout. Photograph: Hulton Archive
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