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Biography of Tommy Burns

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Biography of Tommy Burns:

US (Canadian-born) heavyweight boxer champion - 1906-1908  1881 - Born- Canada 1904 - After starting his boxing career under his real name, Brusso took the Irish-sounding name of Tommy Burns.  1906 - Although only 5 feet 7 inches tall and about 175 pounds, size did not stop him from becoming the world heavyweight boxing champion.

When Burns met Marvin Hart for the heavyweight championship of the world on Burns was a 2:1 underdog and the betting was 10:7 that Tommy Burns would not last ten rounds. Burns won, and would go on to defend his title eleven times within a period of less than two years.

 1908 - Burns became the first fighter to agree to a championship bout with a black boxer in December, Jack Johnson, to whom Tommy Burns lost his title in a disputed championship match held in Sydney, Australia.

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