This vintage book contains a biography of Tom Sayers, first published in 1866. Tom Sayers (1826 - 1865) was a famous English bare-knuckle boxer. During the time of Sayer’s career, there existed no official weight divisions in the sport of boxing. Even though Sayers was only five feet and eight inches tall, and never went above 150 pounds, he routinely had fights with significantly larger men. Within a career that lasted for eleven years, Sayers only lost one of sixteen fights. This fascinating and detailed biography contains accounts of each of these fights, all taken from contemporary reports, personal anecdotes, and related literature. Many antiquarian texts such as this, are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.