An insight into Scotland's Forgotten Prize-ring History


Conducting research into 18th and 19th century Scottish bareknuckle pugilism, with particular emphasis on the Glasgow area where the greater proportion of contests took place. Includes not only competitive fights, but also exhibitions (at theatres, circuses and particularly music halls, etc,) given by pugilsts who fought in this era. While the emphasis is on native-born fighters, 'foreign' pugilists (usually English, Irish or American) are also included.

If you have any information on the subject or would like to discuss the research, please contact Tony Gee at