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Jim Jeffries

( Athlete, Boxer)

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(April 15, 1875 - March 3, 1953)
James Jeffreys from birth had delicious physical force. One day while hunting he podsrelil elk and carried him shoulder 9 miles.
James Jackson Jeffries (Jim) was born April 15, 1875 in Ohio, the family farmer. He had four brothers and three sisters. In 1881, Jeffreys family moved to Los Angeles. There, like many of his peers, he began to get involved in wrestling and boxing.
James was born delicious physical force. One day while hunting he podsrelil elk and carried him shoulder 9 miles.
Career as a professional boxer, he began in Los Angeles in 1896, knocking in the 14th round of the veteran of the ring, has spent more than 100 fights, M. Griffin. Between Jeffreys and his manager, William Brady never had a legal contract. Brady said: word Jeffreys better than kontrat.
Jim for three years, scored victory after victory, until disagree to fight world champion Robert Fitzsimmons. The battle took place on June 9, 1899 in Brooklyn. During the entire fight Jeffries champion excelled on all counts, but in the 11th round, he sent it to the knock-out and became the third grand champion of the world. Later in 1902, Fitzsimmons made yet another attempt to defeat Jim, but was knocked out More faster in the 8th round.
In the rank of champion James was no stranger to strong contenders in the title fights, he toured Europe, met with the best boxers of the European continent, has repeatedly defended his title. Jefferies was so sure of themselves that once suggested to Bob Fitzsimmons, Jim Corbett and Tom Sharqiyah, the best contenders for the title of champion of the time, fighting to hold them in one day, but they refused. In 1904 he married. Soon after James and his wife got Fried baby Mary and in 1906 he left the ring undefeated.
In those days in America flourished rassizm and when Tommy Burns in 1908, lost his title the black giant, Jack Arthur Johnson, immediately began to search for a worthy opponent for him. The choice fell on James Jeffreys. By the time James has 5 years worked at his farm and was not in the best shape. The battle took place on July 4, 1910 and brought victory in the 15th round of Jack Johnson. Throughout his long career as the champion Jeffries was never on the floor, he also owns a record for the fastest knockout - 55 seconds.
Later, James Jeffreys, several times participated in the demonstration battles. He died in March 3, 1953 in California.


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