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The Star of Israel, Mendoza the Jew

Daniel Mendoza was the first Jewish prize fighter to become Champion of England from 1792 to 1795. Mendoza stood but 5’7”, but he was a scrapper. Weighing in a 11.5 stone (160 pounds), he was billed as “Mendoza the Jew.” … Continue reading

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