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Budd Schulberg
March 21, 1955
Bob Fitzsimmons knocked out Jim Corbett and won the world heavyweight boxing championship at Carson City, Nev., 58 years ago this week. Floored in the sixth round, Fitz got up and carried the fight to Corbett. In the eighth he landed a hard left to the stomach which turned the tide of battle. In the 14th round the same punch knocked Corbett out and was immortalized by Sportswriter Bob Davis as the "solar plexus" blow.
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March 21, 1955

Anniversary

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Bob Fitzsimmons knocked out Jim Corbett and won the world heavyweight boxing championship at Carson City, Nev., 58 years ago this week. Floored in the sixth round, Fitz got up and carried the fight to Corbett. In the eighth he landed a hard left to the stomach which turned the tide of battle. In the 14th round the same punch knocked Corbett out and was immortalized by Sportswriter Bob Davis as the "solar plexus" blow.

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