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John L. Sullivan

"The Boston Strong Boy"

38-1 / 32 KO

Heavyweight Champion

Wildly popular bare-knuckler transitioned the gloved era and is considered the first modern heavy champ. Remained unbeaten until his shocking loss by KO to Corbett.

Born: 10/15/58  -  Died: 02/02/18

 
 
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Active 1879 to 1892 - Appeared in Philadelphia 6 times (including exhibitions)

 

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