Boxing in the East End, on the other hand, has a rich history. This area of London has produced more champions than any other section of the nation. In 1787, Daniel Mendoza defeated Sam Martin "the Bath Butcher" to become the first local world champion in bare-knuckle combat. Mendoza the Jew, who resided at 3 Paradise Row and published the groundbreaking book "The Art of Boxing," is remembered with a historical plaque. Boxing's birthplace may be found farther along Cambridge Heath Road at York Hall, a famous landmark.