Thursday, May 17, 2012
Kid Eternity - Jack Broughton
John "Jack" Broughton was another boxer Kid Eternity called up from Eternity to help him out. This time around we have a winner though. Jack was an English bare-knuckle fighter and the first person to codify a set of rules for boxing in the mid-1700's. They later evolved into the London Prize Ring Rules that would govern boxing contests until the Marquess of Queensberry Rules appeared in the 1860's. Broughton was large for his day, six feet tall and about 196 pounds, and very muscular, having worked as a waterman on the Thames rowing passengers along the waterway. Apparently retiring undefeated (records back then were scarce) Broughton ran a school for young fighters and for a time had an amphitheatre where he featured boxing matches, as well as bear-baiting and fights with weapons. Broughton was at his peak in the 1730's and 1740's. The action figure was made from various GI Joe and Street-fighter parts. Didn't need gloves for this one.