Heavy-weight championships in America

Kings of the Queensberry Realm. Being an Account of Every Heavy-weight Championship contest held in America under the Queensberry Rules, a sketch of every contestant who has taken part therein, and an Account of the Invasion of Australian Boxers.

Chicago: The Continental Publishing Co, [co. 1902].

Later issue. Portraits and illustrations. 1 vols. 8vo. Heavy-weight championships in America. Original green cloth, decorated in dark green and gilt, rubbed, some browning of text, mostly marginal, short tear along upper inner margin, a few short tears or losses, not affecting text. A very good copy. Hartley 1439 for the first edition. Item #43988

The work is divided into four sections: the first is "The Art of Self Defense" and includes comparing boxing and football; how pugilists train and the rules of boxing, ancient and modern. The second section discusses the arrival of the Australians boxes including George Dawson, Hall, Seymour, Burk and Foley. The third section deals with short biographical sketches of Sullivan, Corbett, Fitzsimmons, Jeffries, sharkey, Mitchell, Ruhlin, Maher and Peter Jackson. The last part section deals with the championship fights fought in America under the Queensberry Rules including the Corbett and Sullivan and Corbett and Mitchell fights; Fitzsimmons fighting Maher, Corbett and Jeffries; and Jeffries' fights Sharkey, Corbett, Ruhlin and Fitzsimmons.

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