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Bob Fitzsimmons

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61 8 4
57 KOs 7 KOs
global ID 10552
role boxer
bouts 80
rounds 321
KOs 71%

status inactive
birth name Robert James Fitzsimmons
alias Ruby
born 1863-05-26
nationality
United Kingdom
death date 1917-10-22 / age 54
debut 1885-03-01
division heavyweight
stance orthodox
height 5′ 11½″   /   182cm
reach
71½″   /   182cm
residence
Timaru, New Zealand
birth place
Helston, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Career

dateopponentw-l-d
last 6
locationresult
1914-02-20 Jersey Bellew
debut
debut
South Bethlehem
N
ND
6/6
1914-01-29 KO Sweeney
debut
debut
Athletic Club, Williamsport
W
NWS
6/6
1909-12-27 Bill Lang
19 5 1
19 5 1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney
L
KO
12/20

1907-07-17 Jack Johnson
43 5 9
43 5 9
Washington S.C., Philadelphia
L
KO
2/6
1906-01-31 Charlie Haghey
19 12 8
19 12 8
Webster
W
KO
4/6
1905-12-20 Philadelphia Jack O'Brien
131 9 22
131 9 22
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco
L
RTD
13/20
1904-07-23 Philadelphia Jack O'Brien
115 7 21
115 7 21
Baker Bowl, Philadelphia
W
NWS
6/6
1903-11-25 George Gardner
37 4 3
37 4 3
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco
W
PTS
20/20
1903-10-14 Joe Grim
32 40 15
32 40 15
Southern A.C., Philadelphia
W
NWS
6/6
1903-09-30 Con Coughlin
1 4 0
1 4 0
Washington S.C., Philadelphia
W
TKO
1/6
1902-12-27 Mike Ranke
debut
debut
Bozeman
W
KO
2/4
1902-12-19 Steward
debut
debut
Butte
W
KO
1/4
1902-07-25 James J. Jeffries
16 0 2
16 0 2
The Arena, San Francisco
L
KO
8/20
1900-08-24 Tom Sharkey
36 5 6
36 5 6
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn
W
KO
2/25
1900-08-10 Gus Ruhlin
27 5 2
27 5 2
Madison Square Garden, New York
W
KO
6/25
1900-04-30 Ed Dunkhorst
14 8 5
14 8 5
Hercules A.C., Brooklyn
W
KO
2/25
1900-03-27 Jim Daly
40 14 9
40 14 9
First Regiment Armory, Philadelphia
W
TKO
1/6
1899-10-28 Geoff Thorne
2 1 0
2 1 0
Tattersall's, Chicago
W
KO
1/6
1899-06-09 James J. Jeffries
10 0 2
10 0 2
Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn
L
KO
11/20
1897-06-05 Lew Joslin
debut
debut
Leadville
W
KO
2/4
1897-03-17 James J. Corbett
10 0 3
10 0 3
The Race Track Arena, Carson City
W
KO
14/?
1896-12-02 Tom Sharkey
20 2 3
20 2 3
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco
L
DQ
8/10
1896-02-21 Peter Maher
104 4 2
104 4 2
near Langtry, TX
W
KO
1/?
1895-04-19 Mike Connors
debut
debut
New York
W
KO
1/4
1895-04-16 Al Allich
debut
debut
New York
W
KO
3/4
1894-09-26 Dan Creedon
19 0 5
19 0 5
Olympic A.C., New Orleans
W
KO
2/25
1894-07-28 Frank Kellar
3 4 4
3 4 4
Driving Park, Buffalo
W
KO
2/4
1894-06-18 Joe Choynski
25 4 0
25 4 0
Boston Theater, Boston
D
PTS
5/8
1893-09-05 Jack Hickey
1 1 1
1 1 1
Caledonian Park, Newark
W
TKO
3/4
1893-05-30 Dan Coner
debut
debut
Philadelphia A.C., Philadelphia
W
KO
1/4
1893-05-06 Mike Brennan
1 5 1
1 5 1
Boston
W
KO
4/4
1893-04-21 Joe Godfrey
2 7 4
2 7 4
Academy of Music, Philadelphia
W
KO
1/4
1893-04-21 Mike Monoghan
4 2 1
4 2 1
Academy of Music, Philadelphia
W
KO
1/4
1893-04-21 Alexander Kilpatrick
0 1 0
0 1 0
Academy of Music, Philadelphia
W
KO
4/4
1893-04-15 Jack Sheridan
debut
debut
Philadelphia
W
TKO
1/4
1893-04-12 Dan Curry
debut
debut
Philadelphia
W
KO
2/4
1893-04-12 Hank Smith
0 1 0
0 1 0
Philadelphia
W
KO
1/4
1893-04-12 Alexander Kilpatrick
debut
debut
Philadelphia
W
KO
3/4
1893-03-31 Jack Warner
debut
debut
Baltimore
W
TKO
1/4
1893-03-25 Phil Mayo
debut
debut
2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago
W
KO
2/4
1893-03-15 Dan Bayliff
1 0 0
1 0 0
Indianapolis
D
PTS
4/4
1893-03-08 Jim Hall
46 10 11
46 10 11
Crescent City Club, New Orleans
W
KO
4/?
1892-12-10 Jack Britton
debut
debut
Newark
W
RTD
2/4
1892-09-03 Millard Zender
debut
debut
Anniston
W
KO
1/4
1892-05-11 Jerry Slattery
6 4 1
6 4 1
Miners 8th St Theater, New York
W
KO
2/4
1892-05-06 Joe Godfrey
2 6 4
2 6 4
Philadelphia
W
RTD
2/4
1892-04-29 James Farrell
debut
debut
Newark
W
PTS
2/4
1892-04-28 Thomas Robbins
debut
debut
Newark
W
RTD
3/4
1892-04-28 Tom Burns
debut
debut
Newark
W
RTD
3/4
1892-04-27 James Malone
debut
debut
Newark
W
RTD
2/4
1892-04-26 Charles Puff
debut
debut
Newark
W
KO
2/4
1892-03-02 Peter Maher
43 2 0
43 2 0
Olympic Club, New Orleans
W
RTD
12/?
1891-05-01 Harris Martin
45 2 11
45 2 11
Washington Rink, Minneapolis
N
ND
4/4
1891-04-27 Abe Coughle
debut
debut
Battery D Armory, Chicago
W
TKO
2/3
1891-01-14 Jack Dempsey
51 2 10
51 2 10
Olympic Club, New Orleans
W
RTD
13/?
1890-07-28 Arthur Upham
0 0 1
0 0 1
Audubon Club, New Orleans
W
KO
9/?
1890-05-29 Billy McCarthy
11 3 12
11 3 12
California A.C., San Francisco
W
KO
5/?
1890-05-17 Frank Allen
0 0 0
0 0 0
California A.C., San Francisco
W
RTD
1/3
1890-03-01 Professor Jack West
0 2 0
0 2 0
Foley's Hall, Sydney
W
KO
1/4
1890-02-22 Edward Starlight Rollins
11 2 7
11 2 7
Foley's Hall, Sydney
W
TKO
9/?
1890-02-11 Jim Hall
21 5 8
21 5 8
Foley's Hall, Sydney
L
KO
4/20

1890-02-10 Edward Starlight Rollins
11 2 5
11 2 5
Foley's Hall, Sydney
D
NWS
4/4
1890-02-01 Dave Conway
debut
debut
Foley's Hall, Sydney
W
KO
4/15
1889-12-16 Dick Ellis
3 4 1
3 4 1
Royal Standard Theatre, Sydney
W
RTD
3/20
1889-11-30 Professor Jack West
0 1 0
0 1 0
Foley's Hall, Sydney
W
KO
1/8
1889-11-26 Pat Kiely
1 4 3
1 4 3
Foley's Hall, Sydney
D
NWS
4/4
1889-01-19 Jim Hall
5 2 4
5 2 4
Foley's Hall, Sydney
W
RTD
5/8

1888-12-01 McEwan
debut
debut
Foley's Hall, Sydney
W
NWS
3/3
1888-11-24 Jim Hall
5 2 3
5 2 3
Foley's Hall, Sydney
D
NWS
4/4
1888-11-10 Jim Hall
5 1 3
5 1 3
Foley's Hall, Sydney
W
NWS
4/4
1888-05-08 Mick Dooley
15 4 8
15 4 8
Amateur Athletic Club, Sydney
N
ND
4/4
1888-04-17 Bill Slavin
1 4 2
1 4 2
Foley's Hall, Sydney
D
NWS
4/4
1888-03-17 Bill Slavin
1 4 1
1 4 1
Foley's Hall, Sydney
D
NWS
4/4
1888-03-05 Bill Slavin
1 3 1
1 3 1
Foley's Hall, Sydney
W
TKO
7/8
1888-02-11 Billy McCarthy
8 1 6
8 1 6
Foley's Hall, Sydney
D
NWS
4/4
1888-01-26 Tom Taylor
1 3 3
1 3 3
Foley's Hall, Sydney
D
NWS
4/4
1888-01-23 Dan Hickey
0 0 1
0 0 1
Centennial Hall, Sydney
D
PTS
4/4
1888-01-01 Frank Slavin
17 2 4
17 2 4
Foley's Hall, Sydney
N
ND
4/4
1887-09-24 Dave Travers
debut
debut
Foley's Hall, Sydney
W
KO
3/?
1887-05-28 Jim Hall
3 0 3
3 0 3
Foley's Hall, Sydney
L
NWS
4/4
1887-04-04 George Eager
debut
debut
Foley's Hall, Sydney
W
KO
2/4
1887-03-21 Bill Slavin
1 0 1
1 0 1
Foley's Hall, Sydney
W
TKO
5/8
1887-03-01 Dick Sandall
3 1 2
3 1 2
Foley's Hall, Sydney
W
RTD
4/4
1887-02-15 George Seale
5 3 1
5 3 1
Foley's Hall, Sydney
W
PTS
4/4
1887-02-12 Jack Bonner
debut
debut
Foley's Hall, Sydney
W
NWS
4/4
1887-01-01 Frank Slavin
8 0 1
8 0 1
Foley's Hall, Sydney
D
NWS
4/4
1886-11-01 Jack Malloy
1 2 1
1 2 1
Foley's Hall, Sydney
D
PTS
4/4
1886-10-09 McArdle
0 1 0
0 1 0
Foley's Hall, Sydney
N
ND
4/4
1886-10-07 Australian Billy Smith
1 3 0
1 3 0
Foley's Hall, Sydney
N
ND
4/4
1886-08-25 Tom Lees
7 2 3
7 2 3
Foley's Hall, Sydney
L
NWS
4/4
1886-08-07 McArdle
debut
debut
Foley's Hall, Sydney
W
NWS
4/4
1886-06-05 Mick Dooley
8 1 0
8 1 0
Foley's Hall, Sydney
L
NWS
4/4
1886-06-02 Mick Dooley
7 1 0
7 1 0
Foley's Hall, Sydney
L
NWS
4/4
1886-05-22 Steve O'Donnell
1 1 0
1 1 0
Foley's Hall, Sydney
N
ND
4/4
1886-05-15 Mick Dooley
5 1 0
5 1 0
Foley's Hall, Sydney
L
RTD
3/4
1886-05-08 Brinsley
debut
debut
Foley's Hall, Sydney
D
NWS
4/4
1886-02-02 Pablo Fanque
debut
debut
The Green, Dawes Point, Sydney
W
KO
2/4
1885-05-01 Jack Greentree
debut
debut
Sydney
W
KO
3/4
1885-04-01 Alf Brinsmead
debut
debut
Sydney
W
KO
2/4
1885-03-01 Joe Riddle
debut
debut
Sydney
W
PTS
4/4
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