Molineaux was a bare-knuckle boxer who was a success in both England and Ireland.
He was born in 1774 in Virginia, U.S, as a slave. His father trained him to be a boxer. He entertained plantation owners by boxing. After earning his owner a large sum of money through a bet he was granted his freedom and moved to England.
Molineux’s first fight in England was on 24 July 1810. Pierce Egan, a writer, who was present at one of Molineaux fights in Oxfordshire said the boxer stood five foot eight and a quarter inches tall.
Molineux’s boxing career ended in 1815, and he died penniless in Ireland, 1818.
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