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Encyclopedia > Gentleman Jim Corbett

James John Corbett, born September 1, 1866 in San Francisco, California, United States – died February 18, 1933 in Bayside, New York, was a heavyweight boxing champion. He coached boxing at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1866 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... This is a chronological list of world heavyweight boxing champions, as recognized by the following organizations: The World Boxing Association (WBA), founded in 1921 as the National Boxing Association (NBA), The World Boxing Council (WBC), founded in 1963, The International Boxing Federation (IBF), founded in 1983, The World Boxing Organization... Olympic Club is an American country club in Daly City, CA that has played host to four US Open Golf Championships. ...

Dubbed by the media as "Gentleman Jim Corbett," he was college educated and in addition to boxing, pursued a career in acting, performing at a variety of theaters. He has been called the "Father of Modern Boxing" because of his scientific approach and innovations in technique that changed prizefighting from a brawl to an art form. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The following alphabetical lists includes men and women commonly known as the father or mother of something. ...


On September 7, 1892 at the Olympic Club in New Orleans, Louisiana, Corbett won the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship by knocking out John L. Sullivan in the 21st round. His victory made him the first heavyweight boxer to win a championship under the Marquess of Queensberry rules which, amongst other things, established that a fight consist of three-minute rounds and required the fighters to wear leather boxing gloves. September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... New Orleans (local pronunciations: , , or ) (French: La Nouvelle-Orléans, pronounced in standard French accent) is a major U.S. port city and historically the largest city in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... For the U.S. Secretary of the Navy, see John L. Sullivan (U.S. Navy). ... The Marquis of Queensbury rules are a code of popularly accepted rules in the sport of boxing. ...


Jim Corbett lost his championship to Bob Fitzsimmons on March 17, 1897 in Carson City, Nevada. Robert James Bob Fitzsimmons (May 26, 1863 - October 22, 1917) was a Cornish native and moving to New Zealand in his childhood. ... March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in Leap years). ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: Proud of its Past. ...


Following his retirement from boxing, Corbett returned to acting, appearing on stage and in film. He authored his autobiography under the title The Roar of the Crowd that was serialized by The Saturday Evening Post in six weekly installments during October/November of 1924. The following year, G.P. Putnam's Sons, published it in book form, marketing it as the "True Tale of the Rise and Fall of a Champion." In 1942, the story was made into a Hollywood motion picture titled, Gentleman Jim, starring Errol Flynn as Corbett. A cover of the Saturday Evening Post from 1903 The Saturday Evening Post was a weekly magazine published in the United States from August 4, 1821 to February 8, 1969. ... ... Errol Flynn as Robin Hood, one of his most famous roles Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (June 20, 1909 – October 14, 1959), was an Australian film actor born in Hobart, Tasmania, most famous for his romantic swashbuckler roles. ...


On his passing in 1933, Corbett was interred in the Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. On its creation, he was elected posthumously to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Cypress Hills Cemetery, the first nonsectarian cemetery corporation organized in the Brooklyn/Queens area of New York, is located at 833 Jamaica Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... The modern International Boxing Hall of Fame is located in Canastota, New York, United States, within driving distance from the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown and the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta. ...

Preceded by:
John L. Sullivan
Heavyweight boxing champion
1892–1897
Succeeded by:
Bob Fitzsimmons

 
 

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