James J. Jeffries vs. Bob Fitzsimmons (1st meeting)

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1899-06-09 : Bob Fitzsimmons 167 lbs lost to James J. Jeffries 206 lbs by KO in round 11 of 20

  • Location: Coney Island A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Referee: George Siler

The Gate was $85,270. Fitzsimmons made $35,581. Jeffries received $27,054.

Fitzsimmons was a 2 to 1 favorite. They fought before a crowd of 9,000.

Jeffries dropped Fitzsimmons once in the second round, twice in the tenth, and once in the eleventh.

San Francisco Call article: [1]