In-depth blog about former slave and boxing legend Bill Richmond (1763-1829); subject of Luke G. Williams' biography, published by Amberley in August 2015.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Richmond v Wood commentary

Having enjoyed live tweeting many boxing matches on my Twitter account @boxianajournal, I have noticed with interest the trend on Twitter for live tweets of historical events as though they were happening right now.

9/11, JFK's assassination, the voyage of the Titanic and the House of Parliament burning down are among the events that have received this treatment, and I thought I would give this 'historical re-enactment' thing a go myself by tweeting 'as live' some of Bill Richmond's greatest fights.

I began on Saturday, 11 April, with Richmond versus Isaac 'Waterman' Wood. Appropriately enough, the live tweet of this event took place 206 years to the day since the fight took place.

The tweets from the full event are reproduced below! More live tweet events will follow in the months leading up to publication of Richmond Unchained in August.

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