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Tom Cribb (8 July 1781 – 11 May 1848) was an English bare-knuckle boxer of the 19th century, so successful that he became world champion. He is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.His first fight was on 7 January 1805 at Wood Green in Middlesex, now part of north London. Victory here, followed by another a month later, persuaded him to become a professional pugilist, under the supervision of Captain Robert Barclay. In 1807 Cribb beat Jem Belcher. In 1810 Cribb was awarded the British title. On 10 December 1810 he fought a black American, former slave Tom Molineaux, at Shenington Hollow in Oxfordshire.[1] Cribb beat Molineaux in 35 rounds and became World champion. Cribb retained his title in 1811 by beating Molineaux at Thistleton Gap in Rutland in 11 rounds before a large crowd. Cribb had also beaten Molineaux' trainer Bill Richmond. In 1812, aged 31, he retired to become a coal merchant (and part-time boxing trainer). Later he became a publican, running the Union Arms, Panton Street, close to Haymarket in central London.In 1839 he retired to Woolwich in south-east London where he died in 1848, aged 67. He was buried in the churchyard of St Mary's and St Andrew's, Woolwich – where a monument to his memory was erected. A road in the former Royal Arsenal has also been named in his honour. Offered here is an early 19th century print of Thomas Cribb shown pointing to his trophy.
This is an early 19th century portrait of Thomas Cribb seated half length in a blue frock coat with his head turned slightly to the left pointing to a trophy standing on a table. Bold color. No creases, rips or tears. Not signed. 9 1/2" x 7 3/4." Extremely rare.

Size: 9 1/2 x 7 3/4

Condition: excellent