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17841818, Aug 4
an African-American bare-knuckle boxer and former slave. He spent much of his career in Great Britain and Ireland, where he had some notable successes. Born into slavery in Virginia, Molineaux was trained by his father, also a fighter, as was Molineaux's twin brother. He boxed with other slaves to entertain plantation owners. Molineaux earned his owner a large sum of money in winnings on bets, was granted his freedom, and moved to England where he expected to be able to earn money as a prize fighter.
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12/10/1810-Tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaux (Former US-slave) in first interracial World boxing championship (35th of 40 rounds)
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