BORN 28 Sep 1769, London - DIED 7 Oct 1845, London: 4 Lower Grosvenor Street West|
GRAVE LOCATION London: Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road, West Brompton (L)
John Jackson was a boxer who was known as Gentleman Jackson.
On 15 April 1795 he became Champion of england after beating
Daniel Mendoza (1764-1836). He was champion until he retired
He opened a boxing school for gentlemen at 13 Bond Street in London. Among his clients was Lord Byron who named him 'The Emperor of Pugilism'.
His career had made him rich and he was the owner of the Cock Hotel in Sutton. After his death in 1845 he was buried in Brompton Cemetery and his friends and admirers paid more than 400 pounds for his monument.
has a connection with Byron, George Noel Gordon