|1.||John L. Sullivan|
John L. Sullivan is the manliest man to ever live. He is known to many as one of the pioneers in the sport of fisticuffs or bare knuckle boxing. He was the original heavyweight champ and toured offering to knock anyone out for money. His all time record only inclued 2 losses. he also had a handlebar moustache that ranks with the greatest of them.
John L. Sullivan was the greatest fighter who ever lived and the pinnacle of manliness.
|2.||John L. Sullivan|
Former Bareknuckle Fighter Of The Late 19 century.more...
Born in Boston in 1858 to Irish Immigrants.Sullivan was nicknamed The Boston Strongboy. As a youth he was arrested several times for participating in bouts where the sport was outlawed, and he went on exhibition tours offering people money to fight him. In 1879, he challenged anyone in America to fight him for $500.
In 1883 - 1884 Sullivan went on a coast-to-coast tour by train with five other boxers. It was scheduled to comprise 195 performances in 136 different cities and towns over 238 days. To help promote the tour, Sullivan announced that he would box anyone at any time during the tour under the Queensberry Rules for $250. He knocked out eleven men during the tour.
In Sullivan's era, no formal boxing titles existed. He became a champion after defeating Paddy Ryan in Mississippi City, near Gulfport, Mississippi on February 7, 1882. Modern authorities have retroactively labelled Ryan the "Heavyweight Champion of America", but he could certainly be considered as much a "world champion" as Sullivan. Depending on the modern authority, Sullivan was first considered world heavyweight champion either in 1888 when he fought Charley Mitchell in France, or the following year when he knocked out Jake Kilrain in round 75 of a scheduled 80-round bout. But in truth, neither match was considered at the time to be about determining a world heavyweight champion.
When the modern authorities talk of the heavyweight championship of ...
|3.||John L. Sullivan|
Although Sullivan is generally considered mainly by Americans to have been world heavyweight champion, most boxing historians regard him as a U.S. champion only. His only international match of consequence was with the English pugilist Charley Mitchell at Chantilly, Oise, Fr., March 10, 1888; it ended as a draw after 39 rounds.
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James J Corbett aka Gentleman jim was a profesional boxer who fought during the late 19 century, many consider him to be the father of modern boxing and the one who turn boxing from a sweet science to an artform, he got his chance at the heavyweight title when he beat the great american bareknuckle fighter called John L Sullivan, it was sullivan's first fight with gloves, which cost him his only loss, after that sullivan retired.more...
Corbett went up to loose the title to bob fitzsimmons in 1897, he fought peter jackson in 1893 to a 60 round NO CONTEST (Fights back then that went the distance were declared a "NO CONTEST").Corbett went up to fight the heavyweight champion james jeffries but was quickly knocked out, so was in their 2nd fight, after the 2nd fight corbett retired from the boxing ring, he turned into james jeffries's trainer during the 1910 fight of the decade of jack johnson (who was the heavyweight champion) v.s james jeffries, many whites were looking for a "WHITE HOPE" to bring the title back to the white race, apparently jeffries being away for 6 years cost him the only loss in his career.
After the jeffries fight, corbett retired completely from the ring and played in many movies and acting in theaters, he passed away in NEW YORK at the age of 66 of cancer.