Physical Capital

Fighting for Freedom (Round 1)

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Episode notes

We find ourselves in 1810. The British heavyweight Champion, Tom Cribb, is defending his title against an American contender Tom Molyneaux. What is fascinating about this contest, is that the challenger, Tom Molyneux, has fought his way out of slavery in the US and has come over to the UK to participate in this fight. What’s even more fascinating, is that he was not the first person to do so…

In Physical Capital Episode 2, we’re going to look at how boxing and slavery interconnect and tell you a story about a black boxer in Britain in the 19th century, and the legacy he left behind.

This epsiodes features interviews with historians Greg Jenner and Professor Louis Moore.

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