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