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1899-06-09 James J. Jeffries w co 11 (25) Bob Fitzsimmons, Greater New York AC, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: George Siler. Fitzsimmons (167) made the early running but found it difficult to reach the crouching Jeffries’ body before finding himself on the floor in the second round from a straight left. Swinging rights to the ribs were also beginning to hurt Fitzsimmons. By now fighting an uphill battle, having hit the challenger with his best punches to no avail, Fitzsimmons was dropped twice in the tenth before being taken out by a left-right to the jaw. Thus Jeffries (206) won the championship after just 12 contests, a record he shared with James J. Corbett, but history shows him to have then drawn the ‘Colour Bar’, an action that precluded great fighters, such as Jack Johnson, getting the chance to fight for the title during his tenure.
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1899-06-09 [[James J. Jeffries]] w co 11 (25) [[Bob Fitzsimmons]], Greater New York AC, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: George Siler. Fitzsimmons (167) made the early running but found it difficult to reach the crouching Jeffries’ body before finding himself on the floor in the second round from a straight left. Swinging rights to the ribs were also beginning to hurt Fitzsimmons. By now fighting an uphill battle, having hit the challenger with his best punches to no avail, Fitzsimmons was dropped twice in the tenth before being taken out by a left-right to the jaw.  
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Thus Jeffries (206) won the championship after just 12 contests, a record he shared with [[James J. Corbett]], but history shows him to have then drawn the ‘Colour Bar’, an action that precluded great fighters, such as [[Jack Johnson]], getting the chance to fight for the title during his tenure.
  
 
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Revision as of 11:16, 8 March 2012

1899-06-09 James J. Jeffries w co 11 (25) Bob Fitzsimmons, Greater New York AC, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: George Siler. Fitzsimmons (167) made the early running but found it difficult to reach the crouching Jeffries’ body before finding himself on the floor in the second round from a straight left. Swinging rights to the ribs were also beginning to hurt Fitzsimmons. By now fighting an uphill battle, having hit the challenger with his best punches to no avail, Fitzsimmons was dropped twice in the tenth before being taken out by a left-right to the jaw.

Thus Jeffries (206) won the championship after just 12 contests, a record he shared with James J. Corbett, but history shows him to have then drawn the ‘Colour Bar’, an action that precluded great fighters, such as Jack Johnson, getting the chance to fight for the title during his tenure.