Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pulp #27 -- August 17. 2011

This issue of Fight Stories tells the story of the famous heavyweight fight in Benicia, California between Gentleman Jim Corbett and Chrysanthemum Joe Choynski. Their most famous bout took place on a barge because prizefighting was illegal in California. On 05-June-1889, they fought wearing light gloves. Corbett won by a knockout in the 27th round. Corbett went on to win the heavyweight championship from John L Sullivan and Choynski went on to fight many famous heavyweights.

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