The first recorded Boxing match took place in Britain, when the 2nd Duke of Albemarle, Christopher Monck, arranged a Prize Fight between his butler and his butcher, in which the butler would win.
Details of the stipulations for this fight are not yet known.This documented account of the bare-knuckle fight in England appeared in 1681, in The Impartial Protestant Mercury newspaper.
47 Ronin- Ako Incident
Tuesday, January 30, 1703 - (15-14-12)
47 Samurai used 2 years of training and planning to avenge the death of their daimyo Asano Naganori.
January 29, 1877 - September 24, 1877
Led by The Last Samurai Saigō Takamori -
The Satsuma Rebellion was a revolt by disenfranchised Samurai who did not agree with direction of government.
This was the last and the most serious of a series of armed uprisings against the new Imperial government.
Jake Kilran vs. John L. Sullivan
Listed among the Greatest Fights of the pre-modern era, The Jake Kilrain vs. John L. Sullivan fight is considered to be the turning point in Boxing history because it was the last World Title Fight fought under the London Prize Ring Rules, and therefore the last Bare-knuckle Heavyweight Title Fight.
It was one of the first sporting events in the United States to receive national press coverage. For the first time, newspapers carried extensive pre-fight coverage, reporting on the fighters' training and speculating on where the bout would take place.
A report on Sullivan's training regimen was written by famed reporter Nellie Bly and published in the New York World. Sullivan trained for months in Belfast, New York under trainer William Muldoon. Kilrain trained with Mike Donovan in New York also.
On Monday July 8, 1889, an estimated 3000 spectators boarded special trains for the secret location, which turned out to be Richburg, a town just south of Hattiesburg, Mississippi for the Scheduled 80 Round World Championship Bout.
The fight began at 10:30, and as the fight carried on, spectators and reporters noted that it looked as if Sullivan was going to lose, especially after he vomited during the 44th round.
But as the fight continued into the later rounds, the Champion got his second wind. Not wanting to give up thinking that he could outlast Sullivan, Kilrain's manager finally threw in the towel after the 75th round (after about 2 hours 16 minutes at start of the 76th round) ending the fight and Sullivan successfully defending his Heavyweight Title.
Le jiu-jitsu Pratique
By Charles Péchard
Paris City Police Chief
Published in 1906
Masahiko Kimura vs. Helio Gracie
Tuesday October 23, 1951
Estadio Do Maracana
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
At 13 minutes of the fight, Kimura caught Helio in the shoulder lock that, today, bears Kimura's name. Helio wouldn't tap, and Carlos Gracie threw in the towel forfeiting the fight.
The Long Beach International Karate Championships
Long Beach Municipal Auditorium
Sunday August 2, 1964
Bruce Lee took center stage during the 1964 inaugural Long Beach International Karate Championships. For a half-hour, Lee had the full attention of the thousands in attendance with his unimaginable feats of speed, technique and power.
Bruce Lee vs. Wong Jack Man
San Francisco, CA
According to the 3 or 4 witnesses, this alleged fight lasts only a few minutes in which Bruce quickly ended the dispute.