Dick Burge

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Burge circa 1895

Name: Dick Burge
Born: 1867-12-19
Died: 1918-03-15 (Age:50)
Hometown: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Height: 5′ 7″   /   170cm
Boxing Record: click

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Dick Burge was born in Cheltenham in 1865. He reigned as British Lightweight Champion from 1891 to 1897. After he retired in 1900 he became a promotor of boxing at the Blackfriars Ring in South London.

At one point, he was sentenced to ten years in prison for his part of the $850,000 Bank of Liverpool forgeries, and released late April 1907. [1]

Burge died in London, March 15, 1918, of pneumonia, while serving as a soldier with the First Surrey Rifles.