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Jim Jeffries

Jim Jeffries (Boxing.  Born, Carroll, OH, May 15. 1875; died, Burbank, CA, Mar. 3, 1953.)  James J. Jeffries was the first heavyweight champion to win his title in New York and he held it for six years (1899-1905).  Jeffries knocked out champion Bob Fitzsimmons in the 11th round at Coney Island June 9, 1899.  He […]

Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett (Boxing.  Born, San Francisco, CA, Sept. 1, 1866; died, Bayside, NY, Feb. 18, 1933.)  Gentleman Jim was the name by which heavyweight champion James John Corbett was best known, both on the stage and in the ring.  Corbett began his pugilistic career in the early 1880s in San Francisco, won the heavyweight crown […]

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