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Name: Bob Fitzsimmons
Name: Bob Fitzsimmons
Birth Name: Robert James Fitzsimmons
Hometown: Timaru, New Zealand
Birthplace: Helston, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Died: 1917-10-22 (Age:54)
Pro Boxer: Record
- Born in England in 1863. His family moved to New Zealand in 1873 and settled in Timaru.
- Won an amateur boxing tournament organised by legendary pugilist Jem Mace at Timaru in 1880.
- Moved to Australia in 1883. Fought for the Australian middleweight title but lost to Mick Dooley.
- In the United States Defeated Nonpareil Jack Dempsey by a 13th-round knockout to win the World Middleweight Championship in 1891.
- Took out US citizenship in 1893.
- Relinquished the World Middleweight Championship in 1895 to campaign as a heavyweight.
- Won the World Heavyweight Championship with a 14th-round knockout of James J. Corbett in 1897.
- Lost the World Heavyweight Championship to James J. Jeffries by an 11th-round knockout in 1899.
- Knocked out in eight rounds by Jeffries in an attempt to regain the title in 1902.
- Defeated George Gardner by a 20-round decision to win the World Light Heavyweight Championship in 1903.
- Lost the World Light Heavyweight Championship to Philadelphia Jack O'Brien by a 13th-round knockout in 1905.
- The first boxer to win world titles in three weight divisions.
- Knocked out in two rounds by Jack Johnson in 1907.
- Father of Young Bob Fitzsimmons, who boxed professionally as a heavyweight from 1919 to 1931.
- Died of pneumonia in Chicago, Illinois, on October 22, 1917.
- Ranked as the 3rd greatest heavyweight of all-time by Nat Fleischer.
- Ranked as the greatest light heavyweight of all-time by Charley Rose.
- Ranked as the greatest middleweight and the greatest pound-for-pound fighter of all-time by Tracy Callis.
- Boxing Record at Cyber Boxing Zone
- Cyber Boxing Zone Article: "Pound For Pound" by Tracy Callis
Nonpareil Jack Dempsey
| World Middleweight Champion
1891 Jan 14 – 1895
Charles (Kid) McCoy
James J. Corbett
| World Heavyweight Champion
1897 Mar 17 – 1899 Jun 9
James J. Jeffries
| World Light Heavyweight Champion
1903 Nov 25 – 1905 Dec 20
Philadelphia Jack O'Brien