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1903 Bob Fitzsimmons wins 3rd boxing title.

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November 26, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Nov. 26, 1903

* Bob Fitzsimmons wins Light Heavyweight title
* vs. George Gardiner - boxing championship

The top of page 2 has a two column headline: "CROWD HISSED THE PUGILISTS" with subhead: "Fitzsimmons Won the Fight--Gardner Stood up for Twenty Rounds" and round by round description. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.
Complete with 6 pages, small library stamps within the masthead, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: In November 1903, Fitzsimmons made history by defeating World Light Heavyweight Champion George Gardiner (also known as Gardner) by a decision in 20 rounds, becoming the first boxer to win titles in three weight-divisions.

Category: The 20th Century