The Bout

Bare knuckles – whelps and bruises make,

No Ali dancing, but standing firm – His ground he takes –

Pugilistic warrior –

His honour and the prince’s forty thousand at stake –

Crowds of ten thousand, surround the ring –

Where neither George nor Daniel, but Richard is king.



Based on the second Mendoza-Humphries fight of 9 January 1788.

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