Article-a-Day #26: Black Then-Bill Richmond: Top Tier Prize Fighter

Born August 1763 in Staten Island, New York, he spent his early years as a slave in Richmondtown before arriving in England in 1777. Once there, he was educated–probably by his owner or benefactor–and went into cabinetmaking. His education also included training in athletics with boxing and gymnastics being his focuses.

SOURCE: https://blackthen.com