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the first recorded boxing match in England
, although boxing has a history which can be traced all the way back to the ancient Greek Olympics. Boxing matches, however, will inspire numerous songs including Who Killed Davey Moore?
by Bob Dylan
, about World Featherweight Champion Davey Moore, who died from injuries sustained in a 1963 bout with Sugar Ramos; Davey Moore by Phil Ochs
about the same fight; In Zaire
by Johnny Wakelin
, which tells the story of the 1974 Muhammad Ali vs George Foreman Rumble in the Jungle
in Zaire, Africa.
Christopher Monck, the 2nd Duke of Albemarle, organises a boxing match between his butler and his butcher which has entered the annals of history as