Twenty Memorable British Boxers

Bob Fitzsimmons
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Bob Fitzsimmons


The first three-division in boxing history, Fitzsimmons (left) captured belts at middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight. Though he stopped Peter Maher in an 1896 fight that was billed as a world heavyweight title fight, "Ruby Robert" didn't win the recognized lineal title until knocking out James J. Corbett in 14 rounds the following year.

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