Henry Pearce

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Class of 1993
Pioneer Category
Hall of Fame bio:click

Name: Henry "Hen" Pearce (The Game Chicken)
Born: 1777 at Bristol, England
Died: April 30, 1809

  • He competed in seven bare-knuckle bouts, winning them all by knockout (fights were to the finish in those days). He had fights with Joe Burkes twice, Cart, Elias, Spray, and John Gully. He retired from boxing due to poor health.
  • CBZ Record
  • See also, Henry Pearce vs. Jem Belcher

Preceded by:
Jem Belcher
English Bare-Knuckle Heavyweight Champion
6 December 1805 – 1805 (retires)
Succeeded by:
John Gully