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James J. Corbett

James J Corbett
Personal information
NameJames J. Corbett
Real nameJames John Corbett
NicknameGentleman Jim
Rated atHeavyweight
Height6 ft 1 in
Reach73 in (185.4 cm)
NationalityIreland US Irish-American
Birth dateSeptember 01, 1866
Birth placeSan Francisco, California
Death dateFebruary 18, 1933(age 66)
Death placeBayside, New York City
Boxing record
Total fights25
Wins by KO4
No contests2

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James John "Gentleman Jim" Corbett (September 1, 1866 February 18, 1933) was an Irish-American heavyweight boxing champion, best known as the man who defeated the great John L. Sullivan. He also coached boxing at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. He stood at 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in), with a reach of 73 inches (185 cm).

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