Iain Manson

London-based Iain Manson has written for publications on both sides of the Atlantic, including The Ring magazine. His articles on the history of sport have covered football, cricket, athletics and cycling as well as boxing.

The Lion and the Eagle

At Farnborough in Hampshire on 17th April 1860, Tom Sayers of England and John Heenan of the United States met in boxing's first world championship bout - it truly was the Lion and the Eagle. All England held its breath, and when news of the outcome of the fight reached…