James Corbett forsook a bank clerk's future in S.F. [San Francisco] to defeat John L. Sullivan, become world's heavyweight champion, ...
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California Faces: Selections from The Bancroft Library Portrait Collection
POR: Corbett, James John:1
The Bancroft Library
Full titleto defeat John L. Sullivan, become world's heavyweight champion, and change masculine hairdress...swarms of small boys followed him whenever he appeared in his home town in the gay days, and when he was defeated by Fitzsimmons the loyal small fry of the city boycotted Fitz, and refused to follow him.
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