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Biography of Bob Fitzsimmons

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Birthname: Bob Fitzsimmons


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1863 - Born in Cornwall - UK 1880 - Bob Fitzsimmons was a blacksmith 1897 - Fitzsimmons challenged for the world's Heavyweight title. On March 17 of that year Bob Fitzsimmons became World Heavyweight champion, knocking out Jim Corbett in round 14.

This constituted a remarkable achievement, as Corbett, a skilled boxer, weighed a stone (14 lb) more than Fitzsimmons. Bob Fitzsimmons out-boxed Fitzsimmons for several rounds, knocked him down in the sixth round, and badly damaged his face with his jab, left hook and right hand, but Fitzsimmons kept coming and Corbett began to tire.

In the 14th round Fitzsimmons won the title with his 'solar plexus' punch. Corbett collapsed in agony.

Fitzsimmons' "Solar Plexus" punch became legendary, although Bob Fitzsimmons himself may never have used the phrase.

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