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.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Richmond v Wood LIVE - sort of!

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 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'm going to start this Saturday, 11 April, with Richmond versus Isaac 'Waterman' Wood. Appropriately enough, Saturday will be exactly 206 years since this fight took place.

The event will kick off on my twitter page @boxianajournal at around 12.45pm, ready for the start of the fight at about 1pm! Hope you can join me!

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