Tommy Burns( Athlete, Boxer)
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Biography Tommy Burns
(June 17, 1881 - May 10, 1955)
As a child he liked to fight and participate in school competitions. He took part in a boxing tournament for boys aged 10-12 and won. When his father heard about this, he said, "Any boy who has lots of energy can work". Tommy was forced to leave school and go to work in a factory polish the furniture with his father.
Tommy Burns (Noah Brusso) was born in Canada June 17, 1885 on the farm. He was 12th of 13 children of Frederick and Divan Brass, and grew up with 5 sisters (Matilda, Emma, Mary Lavin, and Alt), and 2 brothers (Henry and Edward) (5 other children died in infancy).
. As a child he liked to fight and participate in school competitions
. He took part in a boxing tournament for boys aged 10-12 and won. When his father heard about this, he said, "Any boy who has lots of energy can work". Tommy was forced to leave school and go to work in a factory polish the furniture with his father.
After moving the family in Chesley, Tommy, aged 12 again goes to school. Soon after his father died and his mother remarries, and the whole family perezzhaet in Preston. At age 14, he again left the school and goes to work at the plant.
Tommy loved to skate and play hockey for the local team. Opponents did not like him for rough play. At age 17, he lost the world champion in speed skating J. R. McCollough only 1 second in the race for three miles.
In 1899, he perezzhaet in Detroit, Michigan, where he starts his career as a professional boxer. After the first five victories, he becomes a champion Michigan in the middleweight. At the very beginning of his career is a tragic case. One of his rivals, he kills in the ring, and the other three days could not come to mind. His mother, who lives in Canada, not like fascination with his son and he takes the stage name Tommy Burns (a name known at the time jockey) so his mother could not learn from the newspapers about his boxing lessons.
One time Sparing partner Burns was a former world champion in the heavyweight Jim Corbett. Tommy learned a lot from the great masters. When the world champion in the heavyweight division, James Jeffreys, after a six-year stay on the throne, left the ring undefeated, he called his receivers Marvin Hart and Jack Root. Ruth Hart defeated by knockout in the 12th round, and Tommy Burns chose their first opponent to defend the champion title.
The battle took place on February 23, 1906. Tommy Burns defeated his opponent in the 20-round bout, won 18 rounds. 25-year-old American of Canadian origin, has become the most low-growing (171 cm), the absolute world champion in the history of boxing. He is also the only champion of the world never had a manager.
Tommy Burns was a world champion until December 26, 1908, until he met in a duel with Jack Johnson, who lost in the 14th round (bout stopped by the police). After the defeat of Tommy went into the ring only 6 times, last July 16, 1920 against Joe Beckett. In this battle he was first knocked out.
Died boxer in Vancouver May 10, 1955.