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Bob Fitzsimmons vs. James J. Corbett...

Item # 591671

March 24, 1897

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Atlanta, Georgia, March 24, 1897

* Bob Fitzsimmons vs. James J. "Jim" Corbett
* Heavyweight boxing title

This 10 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "FITZ AND JIM HAVE QUIET TALK", "After Taking Soft Drinks They Sit Down in a Corner", "Each Shows His Wounds", "Corbett Asks Fitzsimmons for Another Chance" 
and more. See photos for post fight discussion between Bob Fitzsimmons and James J. Corbett. Fitzsimmons knocked out Corbett for the heavyweight championship title at Carson City Nevada a few days earlier. This was considered the fight of the century (19th).

Other news of the day. Light browning, a little margin wear, should be handled with care.

Category: Post-Civil War