Jacob Hyer

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  • Early 1800s bare-knuckle boxer, born in New York of Dutch parents
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Generally accepted as the "Father of the American Ring"
  • He had only one career bout himself, defeating Tom Beasley in 1816
  • Father of fellow boxer Tom Hyer
  • More information on him can be found in the An Illustrated History of Boxing, p. 39