Clay Moyle

Independent Historian

Clay Moyle is a member of the International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO), created in 1982 for the purpose of establishing an accurate history of boxing and compiling complete and accurate boxing records. He is also a passionate collector of boxing books with close to 3,000 titles in his personal collection, many dating back to the 1800’s. He has a personal website from which he sells boxing books, autographs, programs, and other forms of boxing memorabilia. The Seattle, Washington native’s latest book is Sam Langford: Boxing’s Greatest Uncrowned Champion (Seattle: Bennett & Hastings, 2008).

Bill Richmond (1763 – 1829)

Bill Richmond, a.k.a. “The Black Terror”, the first black boxer to gain international recognition, was born in Cuckold’s Town (now Richmondtown), on Staten Island, New York, on August 5, 1763. In 1777 when the English troops held New York during the revolutionary war, he served … Read MoreBill Richmond (1763 – 1829)

Sam Langford: History’s Forgotten Boxer

Image Courtesy of Clay Moyle Sports historian Clay Moyle describes Canadian-born Sam Langford as one of the most successful and yet little known boxers of the 20th Century.  In the excerpt below, drawn from his recently publisher book titled Sam Langford: Boxing’s Greatest Uncrowned Champion, … Read MoreSam Langford: History’s Forgotten Boxer

George “Little Chocolate” Dixon (1870-1909)

Image Ownership: Public Domain George Dixon, also known as “Little Chocolate,” was born on July 29, 1870 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Standing only 5’ 3 ½” and weighing no more than 118 pounds over the bulk of his career, “Little Chocolate” was described as long … Read MoreGeorge “Little Chocolate” Dixon (1870-1909)