Wednesday, January 20, 2016

One of the Most Desperate Ring Fights Ever Known -- January 20, 2016

New York Clipper, 13-January-1906
On 20-December-1905, Light Heavyweight champ Bob Fitzsimmons fought Philadelphia Jack O'Brien at the Mechanics Pavilion in San Francisco.  This was their second fight.  O'Brien won when Fitzsimmons retired after the 13th round.  Fitzsimmons had won a 24-July-1904 fight against O'Brien in Philadelphia.  Fitzsimmons was a former heavyweight champ.

The Lubin Manufacturing Company offered the complete 13 rounds or the "six best rounds."

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