James J. Corbett

Gentleman Jim and John L., on the Big Screen

Gentleman Jim and John L., on the Big Screen

Had Sullivan and Corbett lived to see their lives portrayed on film, it would no doubt have been another source of discord that here, too, Corbett had the upper hand.

Anniversary of heavyweight bout: Corbett v. Jeffries

Anniversary of heavyweight bout: Corbett v. Jeffries

On this day in 1900, on Coney Island, heavyweight champion James J. Jeffries knocked out former champion James J. Corbett in the 23rd round of a fight scheduled for 25 rounds. The bout is famous for the brilliant performance of the 34-year-old Corbett...