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Bob Fitzsimmons
(Robert James Fitzsimmons)
("Ruby Robert" ; "Speckled Bob")

BORN     May 26 1863; Helston, Cornwall, England
(Some sources report 1862)
DIED     October 22 1917; Chicago, Illinois (pneumonia)
HEIGHT   5-11 3/4
WEIGHT   150-175 lbs
MANAGERS Charles Glori, Martin Julian, Jimmy Carroll

 

New Book --   IN THE RING WITH BOB FITZSIMMONS   by Adam Pollack

New Book --   LANKY BOB   by K.S. Robinson

New Book --   HITTERS DANCERS and RING MAGICIANS   by Kelly Nicholson

Fitzsimmons is rated among the greatest fighters who ever lived and one of the hardest hitters; He held three
world championships during his career - Middleweight, Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight

Some sources, including Fitzsimmons himself, claimed he had over 350 fights, but this may be an an exaggeration; In the ring, Fitzsimmons moved quickly and hit hard from all angles; He took on much larger men without hesitation

Nat Fleischer ranked Fitzsimmons as the #3 All-Time Heavyweight; Charley Rose ranked him as the #1 All-Time Light Heavyweight; Fitzsimmons was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1954 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990



Fitzsimmons-Corbett 1897 Fight Video Clip

Another Fitzsimmons-Corbett 1897 Fight Video Clip

Lengthy Fitzsimmons-Corbett 1897 Fight Video Clip

Fitzsimmons-Jeffries #1 1899 Re-Enactment Video Clip

"Old Man" Fitzsimmons-Lang 1909 Fight Video Clip

Fitzsimmons Fight Video Clip

Jeffries Speaks Video Clip (Comments on Fitzsimmons)

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1873
Oct 17 -Fitzsimmons, age 14, arrived with his family at Lyttleton, NZ

1881
          -Fitzsimmons studied boxing under Dan Lea, formerly a champion
          in England

Jun 13 an unnamed opponent        Timaru, NZ                         EX   

1882 
Jun    Tom Baines                 Timaru, NZ                         KO  1
Jun 13 an unnamed opponent        Timaru, NZ                         KO   
Jun 13 an unnamed opponent        Timaru, NZ                         KO   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jun 14 an unnamed opponent        Timaru, NZ                         KO   
Jun 14 A. Abbott                  Timaru, NZ                         KO   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date;
          The previous 4 bouts were part of a "Jem Mace" 
          Tournament for the Lightweight Championship 
          of New Zealand 
Sep 13 Jim Crawford               Timaru, NZ                         TK  3
Sep 13 Slade                      Timaru, NZ                         TK  2
          -This man was a brother of Herbert Slade;
          Fitzsimmons always claimed to have fought 
          Herbert Slade but was mistaken; The previous 
          2 bouts were held the same date
Sep 14 Pat McCarney               Timaru, NZ                         KO 11
Sep 14 Arthur Cooper              Timaru, NZ                         KO  3
Sep 14 Jack Murphy                Timaru, NZ                         TK  8
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
          The previous 5 bouts were part of a "Jem Mace" 
          Tournament for the Middleweight Championship 
          of New Zealand 

1883-1884 
       Arthur Cooper              Timaru, NZ                         KO  3
       Jack Murphy                Timaru, NZ                         KO  4
       Jim Crawford               Timaru, NZ                         TK  3
          -Bare knuckles were used for the previous 3 fights

1885 
       Joe Riddle                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                    W  4
       Alf Bramsmead              Sydney, NSW, Aus                   KO  2
       Jack Greentree             Sydney, NSW, Aus                   KO  3

1886 
Feb    Pablo Frank                Sydney, NSW, Aus                   KO  2
May  8 an unnamed opponent        Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
May 15 Mick Dooley                Sydney, NSW, Aus                   LT  4
May 22 Steve O'Donnell            Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
Jun  2 Mick Dooley                Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
          -Some sources report "L 4"
Jun  5 Mick Dooley                Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
          -Some sources report "L 4"
Aug  7 McArdle                    Sydney, NSW, Aus                    W  4
Aug 25 Tom Lees                   Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
Oct  7 Bill Smith                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
Oct  9 McArdle                    Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
Dec  4 Jack Molloy                Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4

1887 
Jan  1 Frank "Paddy" Slavin       Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
Jan  8 an unnamed opponent        Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
Feb 12 Jack Bonner                Sydney, NSW, Aus                    W  4
Feb 15 George Seale               Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
Feb 24 an unnamed opponent        Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
Mar  1 Dick Sandall               Sydney, NSW, Aus                    W  4
Mar 20 Bill Slavin                Sydney, NSW, Aus                   TK  5
Apr  4 George Eager               Sydney, NSW, Aus                   KO  2
May 28 Jim Hall                   Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
Sep 24 Dave Travers               Sydney, NSW, Aus                   KO  3

1888 
Jan    Frank "Paddy" Slavin       Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
          -Some sources report "L 4"
Jan 23 Dan Hickey                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
          -Some sources report "D 4"
Jan 26 Tom Taylor                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
Feb 11 Billy McCarthy             Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
Mar  5 Bill Slavin                Sydney, NSW, Aus                   KO  6
Mar 17 Bill Slavin                Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
Apr 17 Bill Slavin                Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
May  1 Mick Dooley                Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
Nov 10 Jim Hall                   Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
Nov 24 Jim Hall                   Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
Dec  1 McEwan                     Sydney, NSW, Aus                    W  4

1889 
Jan 19 Jim Hall                   Sydney, NSW, Aus                   KO  5
Nov 26 Pat Kiely                  Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
          -Some sources report "EX 4"
Nov 30 Professor West             Sydney, NSW, Aus                   KO  1
Dec 16 Dick Ellis                 Sydney, NSW, Aus                   KO  3
          -Some sources report "ND 4" on 12/12/89;
          Evidence exists that this bout never took place

1890 
Feb  1 Dave Conway                Sydney, NSW, Aus                   KO  4
          -Some sources report "EX 4"
Feb  4 Starlight (Edward Rollins) Sydney, NSW, Aus                   ND  4
          -Some sources report "EX 4" on 2/10/90
Feb 12 Jim Hall                   Sydney, NSW, Aus                   LT  4
          -Middleweight Championship of Australia;
          Some sources report 2/11/90;
          Some sources report this bout was "pre-arranged"
Feb 22 Starlight (Edward Rollins) Sydney, NSW, Aus                   TK  9
          -Middleweight Championship of Australia;
          Starlight knocked Fitzsimmons down in the 9th
          round but broke his right hand in doing so;
          Some sources report "KO 7"
Mar  1 Professor West             Sydney, NSW, Aus                   TK  1
Apr 16 -Fitzsimmons left for San Francisco on the SS Zealandia
May 14 Frank Allen                San Francisco, Ca                  EX  3
May 17 Frank Allen                San Francisco, Ca                  TK  1
May    Joe Choynski               San Francisco, Ca                  EX   
May 29 Billy McCarthy             San Francisco, Ca                  KO  9
          -Some sources report "KO 5"; McCarthy was scheduled to
           meet Patrick "Reddy" Gallagher who contracted
           malaria; Fitzsimmons took his place
Jul  9 Joe Choynski               San Francisco, Ca                  EX  4
          -Some sources report "ND 4"
Jul  9 Neil Merritt               San Francisco, Ca                  EX  4
          -This was a wrestling match;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jul 28 Arthur Upham               New Orleans , La                   KO  5
          -Some sources report "KO 9" on 6/28/90

1891
Jan 14 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   New Orleans, La                    KO 13
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
Feb  6 Jimmy Carroll              New Orleans, La                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; Carroll did not show; 
          Later reports said 2/09/1891 and neither man showed
Feb 16 -Fitzsimmons sparred with Billy Woods twice a day for a week
          in New York, NY
Feb 24 -The St. Louis (Mo) Post-Dispatch reported that the 
          Olympic AC barred Jimmy Carroll and Fitzsimmons from 
          the club for not honoring a commitment for a boxing 
          show
Apr  5 Billy Woods                Chicago, Il                        EX  3
          -This bout was part of a play, Fashions;
          Fitzsimmons and Woods sparred for a week
Apr 13 Billy Woods                Pittsburgh, Pa                     EX  4
          -Fitzsimmons and Woods sparred for a week
Apr 27 Ed Niland                  Chicago, Il                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; Niland refused
Apr 27 Abe Cougle                 Chicago, Il                        TK  2
          -Cougle substituted for Niland; Police intervened; 
          Some sources report 4/28/91;
Apr 27 Billy Woods                Chicago, Il                        EX  3
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
May  1 Black Pearl (Harris Martin) Minneapolis, Mn                   ND  4
          -Some sources report "Chicago, Il";
          Some sources report "W 4";
          Black Pearl lasted and claimed a win
Jul 22 Jim Hall                   St. Paul, Mn                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
          Authorities prevented it
Nov 13 Joe Choynski               San Francisco, Ca                  EX  4
Dec 12 Jimmy Carroll              Bay St. Louis, Ms                  EX   
Dec 12 Austin Gibbons             Bay St. Louis, La                  EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec 13 Austin Gibbons             Bay St. Louis, La                  EX  4
Dec 15 Jimmy Carroll              Bay St. Louis, Ms                  EX  5

1892
Feb    Joe Choynski               Bay St. Louis, Ms                  EX   
Feb    Alec Greggains             Bay St. Louis, Ms                  EX   
Feb 14 Felix Vacquelin            Bay St. Louis, Ms                  EX   
Feb 27 Felix Vacquelin            Bay St. Louis, Ms                  EX   
Feb 28 Joe Choynski               Bay St. Louis, Ms                  EX  4
Feb 28 Alec Greggains             Bay St. Louis, Ms                  EX  4
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Feb 29 Joe Choynski               Bay St. Louis, Ms                  EX   
Feb 29 Alec Greggains             Bay St. Louis, Ms                  EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date;
          These bouts were described as "rattling"
Mar  2 Peter Maher                New Orleans, La                    TK 12
Mar  4 Tom Casey                  New Orleans, La                    EX  3
Mar 10 Alec Greggains             New Orleans, La                    EX   
Mar 10 Joe Choynski               New Orleans, La                    EX   
Mar 10 Jimmy Carroll              New Orleans, La                    EX  4
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Mar 14 -Fitzsimmons and Jimmy Carroll went to New York, NY 
          to spar in exhibitions
Mar 28 Peter Maher                New York, NY                       EX   
Apr  8 Jim Dolan                  Providence, RI                     EX  3
          -Some sources report "D 3"
Apr  9 Mike Donovan               New York, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Apr    -Fitzsimmons appeared in Chicago, Il and gave afternoon
          and evening exhibitions for a week
Apr 17 Jimmy Carroll              Chicago, Il                        EX  3
Apr 17 John Dalton                Chicago, Il                        EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr 18 Henry Baker                Chicago, Il                        EX   
Apr 19 Paddy Brennan              Chicago, Il                       SCH   
Apr 20 Henry Baker                Chicago, Il                       SCH   
Apr 21 Henry Baker                Chicago, Il                       SCH   
          -The previous 3 bouts were scheduled; The outcomes are not known
Apr 23 Denny Kelliher             Chicago, Il                        EX   
Apr 23 Henry Baker                Chicago, Il                        EX   
Apr 23 Chris Vogle                Chicago, Il                        EX   
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Apr 26 Charles Puff               Newark, NJ                         KO  2
          -This was an afternoon bout
Apr 26 Bill Farrell               Newark, NJ                         EX   
          -This was an evening bout;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr 27 James Newcombe             Newark, NJ                         KO  2
          -Some sources report "James Malone"
Apr 28 Thomas Robbins             Newark, NJ                         TK  3
Apr 28 Thomas Burns               Newark, NJ                         TK  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr 29 Bill Farrell               Newark, NJ                         EX  3
Apr 30 Bill Farrell               Newark, NJ                         KO  2
          -Some sources report "James Farrell"
May  1 Fred Woods                 Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  3
May  2 Fred Woods                 Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  3
          -Some sources report 5/03/92
May  3 Dick Wiley                 Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  3
May  4 Billy McLean               Philadelphia, Pa                   EX   
May  5 Fred Woods                 Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  3
May  6 Joe Godfrey                Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  1
          -Some sources report "KO 2"
May  7 Fred Woods                 Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  3
May 11 Jerry Slattery             New York, NY                       KO  2
May 12 Jim Brady                  New York, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
May 13 Thomas Knifton             New York, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Sep  3 Millard Zender             Anniston, Al                       KO  1
Sep  5 Ted Pritchard              New Orleans, La                   SCH   
          -This "bout-to-the-finish" was scheduled contingent
           upon Pritchard cancelling his summer fight with
           John O'Brien; It was not held
Oct 29 Joe Choynski               Navesink Highlands, NJ            SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 10 Jack Britton               Newark, NJ                         KO  2
Dec 10 Frank Bosworth             Newark, NJ                         EX   
Dec 10 Jack Fallon                Newark, NJ                         EX  4
          -Reportedly, Fitzsimmons injured (or broke) his hand on Fallon's head;
          The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Dec 17 Frank Bosworth             New York, NY                       EX  3

1892-1893
       Tommy Ryan                 Chicago, Il                        EX  4

1893
Jan    Frank Bosworth             Chicago, Il                        EX   
Jan 22 -Fitzsimmons appeared in Chicago, punching the bag, taking on
          all-comers (sometimes 2-3 men a night) and sparring with Bosworth
Jan 22 Wing                       Chicago, Il                        EX  3
Jan 23 Henry Baker                Chicago, Il                       SCH   
Jan 23 Frank Bosworth             Chicago, Il                       SCH   
          -The previous 2 bouts were scheduled; The outcomes are not known
Jan 27 George Siler               Chicago, Il                        EX  4
Feb  1 -Fitzsimmons began training in Bay St. Louis, Ms;
          Frank Bosworth was his chief sparring partner
Feb 18 Ernest Roeber              Bay St. Louis, Ms                  EX  8
          -Fitzsimmons sparred and wrestled with Roeber
Feb 18 Frank Bosworth             Bay St. Louis, Ms                  EX  8
Feb 18 William Fitzsimmons        Bay St. Louis, Ms                  EX  8
          -The previous 3 sessions were held the same date
Feb 20 -Fitzsimmons sparred for ten rounds
Feb 20 Frank Bosworth             Bay St. Louis, Ms                  EX   
          -Fitzsimmons knocked Bosworth out;
          This bout was held during Feb 20-25 1893
Mar  3 Frank Bosworth             Bay St. Louis, Ms                  EX  5
Mar  5 -Fitzsimmons sparred 22 rounds with 5 different men
          including Frank Bosworth
Mar  8 Jim Hall                   New Orleans, La                    KO  4
          -Middleweight Championship of the World;
          Some sources report 3/04/91
Mar    Dan Bayliff                Indianapolis, In                    D  4
          -Fitzsimmons failed to knockout Bayliff in 
          four rounds; The bout was declared a "Draw"
Mar 25 Sam Bird                   Chicago, Il                        EX  4
Mar 25 Will Mayo                  Chicago, Il                        KO  2
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Mar 27 -Fitzsimmons appeared in Baltimore, Md, punching the bag 
          and sparring with Frank Bosworth
Mar 30 Jack Warner                Baltimore, Md                      TK  1
          -Warner was Middleweight Champion of New Jersey
Mar 30 Frank Bosworth             Baltimore, Md                      EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr    Frank Bosworth             Baltimore, Md                      EX  3
          -This fight was reported by the Phila Item as coming from
            an article in the "Baltimore American" just prior to Fitz
            coming to Phila; the Apr 1893 date is a guess
Apr 10 Jack Hickey                Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  3
Apr 10 Frank Bosworth             Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr 11 Whitey Connors             Philadelphia, Pa                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
          Connors did not show
Apr 11 Frank Bosworth             Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  3
Apr 12 Dan Curry                  Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  1
          -Some sources report "TK 2"
Apr 12 Hank Smith                 Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  1
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr 13 Alexander Kilpatrick       Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  3
Apr 14 Jack McGee                 Philadelphia, Pa                  SCH   
Apr 14 Jim Butler                 Philadelphia, Pa                  SCH   
          -The previous 2 bouts were scheduled but not held;
          Both men backed out
Apr 14 T.F. McCormick             Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  2
Apr 14 Anthony J. Drexel Biddle   Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  2
Apr 14 Frank Bosworth             Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  2
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Apr 15 Jack Sheridan              Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  1
Apr 15 Frank Bosworth             Philadelphia, Pa                   EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr 21 Peter Maher                Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  2
          -Fitzsimmons stopped Maher
Apr 22 Joe Godfrey                Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  1
Apr 22 Mike Monoghan              Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  1
Apr 22 Alexander Kilpatrick       Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  3
          -Reports vary for this bout - "EX 3" - "KO 4";
          The previous 3 bouts were held the same date;
          Some sources report 4/21/93
May  1 Matt Cunningham            Boston, Ma                         EX   
          -Fitzsimmons knocked Cunningham out
May  1 Charles Farrell            Boston, Ma                         EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
May  6 Mike Brennan               Boston, Ma                         KO  4
          -Some sources report 5/08/93
May  9 Butler                     Boston, Ma                         EX   
May 29 Al O'Brien                 Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  3
May 30 Dan Coner                  Philadelphia, Pa                   TK  1
May 30 John McVey                 Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
May 31 John McVey                 Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  3
Jun  1 Joe Donnelly               Philadelphia, Pa                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
          Donnelly backed out
Jun  1 John McVey                 Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  3
Jun  2 -Fitzsimmons gave an exhibition of hitting the bag;
          He hit it so hard it burst
Jun  2 Dominick McCaffrey         New York, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled bout cancelled;
          McCaffrey fell and struck his head in training
Jun  3 Tom James                  Philadelphia, Pa                  SCH   
Jun  3 Jack Clinton               Philadelphia, Pa                  SCH   
Jun  3 Jack McVey                 Philadelphia, Pa                  SCH   
          -The previous 3 bouts were scheduled for the same date;
          The outcomes are not known
       Paul Loeser                Chicago, Il                         W  5
       Louis, "the Giant"         Chicago, Il                        KO  3
       George Dobson              Chicago, Il                        KO  3
       Charlie Biehle             Chicago, Il                        KO  5
       Wyoming                    Chicago, Il                        KO  3
       "Big" Bill Collins         Chicago, Il                        KO  2
       Paul Loeser                Chicago, Il                        KO  2
       an unnamed opponent        Chicago, Il                        KO  1
          -The previous 7 bouts were held the same evening;
          Fitzsimmons knocked out 7 men in 19 rounds; 
          All men were over 200 lbs; The largest was 6-7 240 lbs
Jun 22 -Fitzsimmons and Jimmy Carroll split up; 
          Carroll had been the manager of Fitzsimmons
Sep  4 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   New York, NY                       EX  3
Sep  5 Jack Hickey                Newark, NJ                         KO  3
          -Some sources report "W 3"

1894
Jan 26 Jack Handler               Newark, NJ                         EX   
          -This man may have been "Jimmy Handler"
Feb 15 Tom Dwyer                  Paterson, NJ                       EX  3
          -Some sources report "Jim Dwyer"
Feb 17 Dan Creedon                New York, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Mar 11 -Fitzsimmons sparred a number of local boxers in St. Louis, Mo
Mar 11 George Baptiste            St. Louis, Mo                      EX   
          -This was a wrestling match
Mar 14 Jack Stelzner              St. Louis, Mo                      EX  4
          -Some sources report "W 4"
Mar 21 Jimmy Handler              New York, NY                       EX  3
          -Some sources report "Newark, NJ"
Apr  5 Jim Daly                   Buffalo, NY                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Apr    Con Coughlin                                                  EX   
          -Fitz nearly "killed" Coughlin with a blow over the heart;
          Coughlin was reportedly 6-6 but a very bad boxer
Jun 18 Joe Choynski               Boston, Ma                          D  5
          -Police intervened; Some sources report 6/17/94
Jul 28 Frank Kellar               Buffalo, NY                        KO  2
Aug 12 -Fitzsimmons arrived in Trenton, NJ to give exhibitions for a week
Aug 13 Tom Dwyer                  Trenton, NJ                        EX  3
Aug 16 Bob Rulon                  Trenton, NJ                        KO  1
Aug 16 Tom Dwyer                  Trenton, NJ                        EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Aug 17 Tom Dwyer                  Trenton, NJ                        EX   
Aug 18 Peter Courtney             Trenton, NJ                        EX  4
Sep  4 "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey   New Orleans, La                    EX   
Sep    Jim Dwyer                  New Orleans, La                    EX   
Sep 25 Charles "Kid" McCoy        New Orleans, La                    EX   
Sep 26 Dan Creedon                New Orleans, La                    KO  2
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
Sep 29 Ernest Roeber              San Antonio, Tx                    EX  2
Sep 29 Jack Stelzner              San Antonio, Tx                    EX  2
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Oct  1 -Fitzsimmons began a theatrical tour at Paterson, NJ;
          Exhibitions were probably held; Some sources report
          9/29/94
Oct  8 -Fitzsimmons began a theatrical tour at Philadelphia, Pa;
          Exhibitions were probably held Oct 8-13
Oct 19 Joe Courtney               Brooklyn, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Oct    -Fitzsimmons began a theatrical tour at New York, NY;
          Exhibitions were held in late Oct 1894 for a week
Oct 26 Ike Williams               New York, NY                       EX  3
Oct 29 Ike Williams               New York, NY                       EX   
Oct 30 Con Riordan                New York, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov  3 an unnamed opponent        New York, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov  8 Mike Donovan               New York, NY                       EX   
Nov 16 Con Riordan                Syracuse, NY                       EX  2
          -Fitzsimmons knocked Riordan out;
          Riordan remained unconscious at ringside;
          He was finally removed and later died;
          Reports vary - 11/17/94 - 11/18/94 - 11/19/94
Nov 16 Joe "Stiff" Dunfee         Syracuse, NY                       EX  2
          -Reports vary - "EX 1" - "EX 3";
          Dunfee claimed a knockout win over Fitzsimmons; The bout
          was one of several exhibitions by Fitzsimmons on the same
          day; Fitzsimmons had just knocked out Con Riordan, who died
          as a result; During the fight with Dunfee, Fitz looked at
          Riordan just as Dunfee threw a punch and was knocked down;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Nov    Tom McCarthy               Warren, Pa                         EX  6
Nov 26 Charles Farrell            Philadelphia, Pa                   EX   
Nov 27 Charles Farrell            Philadelphia, Pa                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Nov 29 Charles Farrell            Philadelphia, Pa                   EX   
           -This bout was held during the afternoon
Nov 29 Charles Farrell            Philadelphia, Pa                   EX   
           -This bout was held during the evening;
           The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec  1 Charles Farrell            Philadelphia, Pa                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec  2 Tom McCarthy               Cincinnati, Oh                     EX  3
Dec  3 Tom McCarthy               Cincinnati, Oh                     EX   
Dec  5 Tom McCarthy               Cincinnati, Oh                     EX   
Dec 16 Tom McCarthy               Louisville, Ky                     EX  3
Dec 24 Tom McCarthy               Chicago, Il                        EX  3
Dec 24 George Dawson              Chicago, Il                        EX   
          -Some sources report 12/25/94

1895
Jan 13 Tom McCarthy               Milwaukee, Wi                      EX   
Jan 21 -Fitzsimmons appeared in St. Louis, Mo;
          He gave exhibitions for the week of Jan 21-26
Jan 28 -Fitzsimmons was arraigned in New York, NY on a manslaughter charge
Feb 19 -Fitzsimmons appeared in Cleveland, Oh;
          He gave exhibitions for the week of Feb 19-26
Feb 22 Pat Murphy                 Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
Feb 23 James F. "Doc" Payne       Cleveland, Oh                      EX  3
Mar  2 John Donnelly              Buffalo, NY                        EX  3
          -Fitzsimmons knocked Donnelly out
Mar    -Fitzsimmons appeared in Washington, DC; 
          He gave exhibitions for a week
Mar 11 Dan Dwyer                  Washington, DC                     EX   
Mar 14 Billy McMillan             Washington, DC                     EX   
Apr    -Fitzsimmons boxed exhibitions in Hoboken, NJ
Apr 15 -Fitzsimmons boxed exhibitions in New York, NY
Apr 16 Al Allich                  New York, NY                       KO  3
Apr 19 Mike Connors               New York, NY                       KO  1
Jun  8 Frank Bosworth             New York, NY                       EX   
Jun 24 -Fitzsimmons' manslaughter trial began
Jul  3 -Fitzsimmons was acquitted of manslaughter charges
Jul  3 Frank Sullivan             Syracuse, NY                       EX   
Aug  2 Tom Forrest                Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  4
Aug  3 Tom Forrest                Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  4
Aug  3 an unnamed opponent        Philadelphia, Pa                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
          The previous 2 bouts were scheduled for the same date
Aug 10 P.J. Griffin               Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  4
Aug 10 Tom Forrest                Philadelphia, Pa                   EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Aug 10 -Fitzsimmons and Jim Corbett got into a skirmish at a local hotel 
Aug 17 Tom Forrest                Buffalo, NY                        EX  4
Oct  4 -Fitzsimmons boxed exhibitions in Corpus Christi, Tx
Oct  9 Walter Tymon               Corpus Christi, Tx                 EX   
Oct 15 Duncan C. Ross             Corpus Christi, Tx                 EX   
Oct 15 Jack Stelzner              Corpus Christi, Tx                 EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Oct 31 Jim Corbett                Dallas, Tx                        SCH   
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          This bout was scheduled but not held;
          Authorities prevented the contest
Nov  4 Jack Stelzner              Glenwood Park, Ar                  EX   
Dec 25 Jack Stelzner              El Paso, Tx                        EX   

1896
Jan  4 Jack Stelzner              Juarez, Mx                         EX   
Jan  8 Jack Stelzner              Juarez, Mx                         EX  6
Jan  8 Jack Stelzner              Juarez, Mx                         EX   
          -This was a wrestling match: Time = 6 minutes
Jan  8 Jack Stelzner              Juarez, Mx                         EX   
          -This was a wrestling match: Time = 9 minutes
Jan  8 Jack Stelzner              Juarez, Mx                         EX   
          -This was a wrestling match: Time = 15 minutes
          The previous 4 bouts were held the same date
Jan 29 Jack Stelzner              Juarez, Mx                         EX   
Feb 17 Will McCoy                 Juarez, Mx                         EX   
Feb 17 Jack Stelzner              Juarez, Mx                         EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Feb 21 Peter Maher                Coahuila, Mexico                   KO  1
          -This bout was promoted as a Heavyweight
          Championship of the World contest - near
          Langtry, Tx
Feb    -Fitzsimmons challenged Jim Corbett to a bout
Feb 29 Paddy Burnam               New York, NY                       EX   
Feb 29 Peter Maher                New York, NY                       ND  3
          -Some sources report "EX 3";
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr  6 -Fitzsimmons sparred with Dan Hickey in Pittsburgh, Pa
          during Apr 6-9 1896
Apr 13 Dan Hickey                 Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the afternoon
Apr 13 Dan Hickey                 Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the evening;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr 14 Dan Hickey                 Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the afternoon
Apr 14 Dan Hickey                 Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the evening;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr 15 Dan Hickey                 Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the afternoon
Apr 15 Dan Hickey                 Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the evening;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr 16 Dan Hickey                 Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the afternoon
Apr 16 Dan Hickey                 Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the evening;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr 17 Dan Hickey                 Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the afternoon
Apr 17 Dan Hickey                 Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the evening;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr 18 Dan Hickey                 Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the afternoon
Apr 18 Dan Hickey                 Cleveland, Oh                      EX   
          -This bout was held during the evening;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
May 26 -Fitzsimmons sailed for England on the steamship "Trave"
          with Dan Hickey and Ernest Roeber

          -Fitzsimmons fought boxing exhibitions and wrestled with Dan Hickey 
          and Ernest Roeber in Britain

Jun    Dan Hickey                 London, Eng                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Jun    Ernest Roeber              London, Eng                        EX   
          -This was a wrestling match
Jul    Peter Jackson              Cardiff, Wales                     EX   
Jul    -Fitzsimmons boxed other exhibitions at Cardiff, Wales
Jul    -Fitzsimmons boxed exhibitions at Pontypridd, Wales
Jul 18 Dan Hickey                 Birmingham, Eng                    EX  3
Jul 18 Anthony Diamond            Birmingham, Eng                    EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jul 19 Dan Hickey                 Birmingham, Eng                    EX  3
Jul 19 Anthony Diamond            Birmingham, Eng                    EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jul 21 Tom Dolan                  Wolverhampton, Eng                 EX  3
Jul 21 Dan Hickey                 Wolverhampton, Eng                 EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jul 22 Dan Hickey                 Wolverhampton, Eng                 EX  3
Aug  7 Fred Hill                  Bradford, Eng                      EX  3
Aug  7 Alf Suffolk                Bradford, Eng                      EX  3
Aug  7 Dan Hickey                 Bradford, Eng                      EX  3
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Aug  8 Fred Hill                  Bradford, Eng                      EX  3
Aug  8 Alf Suffolk                Bradford, Eng                      EX  3
Aug  8 Dan Hickey                 Bradford, Eng                      EX  3
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date

Aug 22 -Fitzsimmons returned to America with Dan Hickey and Ernest Roeber
Sep 12 -Fitzsimmons and Jim Corbett agreed to a bout in Mar 1897

Nov 11 Dan Hickey                 Sausalito, Ca                      EX  6
Nov 20 unnamed opponent           Sausalito, Ca                      EX  6
Nov 22 Dan Hickey                 Sausalito, Ca                      EX  3
Nov 22 Jack Stelzner              Sausalito, Ca                      EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Nov 25 McKinnon                   Sausalito, Ca                      EX   
Nov 25 Richardson                 Sausalito, Ca                      EX   
Nov 25 Moulton                    Sausalito, Ca                      EX   
Nov 25 Pritchard                  Sausalito, Ca                      EX   
          -The previous 4 bouts were held the same date
Dec  2 Tom Sharkey                San Francisco, Ca                  LF  8
          -This bout was promoted as a Heavyweight
          Championship of the World contest; Fitzsimmons
          knocked Sharkey flat on his back; Referee 
          Wyatt Earp ruled that Fitzsimmons had fouled
Dec  3 -Fitzsimmons gave a bag-punching exhibition in San Francisco, Ca
Dec  3 Dan Hickey                 San Francisco, Ca                  EX  4
Dec  6 Dan Hickey                 Los Angeles, Ca                    EX  3
Dec  6 Jack Stelzner              Los Angeles, Ca                    EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held during the afternoon
Dec  6 Dan Hickey                 Los Angeles, Ca                    EX  3
Dec  6 Jack Stelzner              Los Angeles, Ca                    EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held during the evening;
          The previous 4 bouts were held the same date
Dec 13 Jack Stelzner              Los Angeles, Ca                    EX   
Dec 13 Dan Hickey                 Los Angeles, Ca                    EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec 17 -Fitzsimmons and Jim Corbett agreed to a bout in Mar 17 1897
Dec 25 Dan Hickey                 Cripple Creek, Co                  EX  4

1897
Jan  3 Ernest Roeber                                                 EX  1
Feb  8 Dan Hickey                 New York, NY                       EX  8
Feb  8 Ernest Roeber              New York, NY                       EX   
          -This was a wrestling match;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Feb 13 Dan Hickey                 Pueblo, Co                         EX   
Feb 13 Ernest Roeber              Pueblo, Co                         EX   
          -This was a wrestling match;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Feb 14 Dan Hickey                 Denver, Co                         EX  3
Feb 15 Dan Hickey                 Colorado Springs, Co               EX  4
Feb 16 Dan Hickey                 Leadville, Co                      EX   
Feb 17 Dan Hickey                 Glenwood Springs, Co               EX   
Feb 17 Ernest Roeber              Glenwood Springs, Co               EX   
          -This was a wrestling match;
Feb 17 Ernest Roeber              Glenwood Springs, Co               EX   
          -This was a wrestling match;
          The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Feb 18 Ernest Roeber              Salt Lake City, Ut                 EX   
          -This was a wrestling match
Feb 18 Dan Hickey                 Salt Lake City, Ut                 EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Feb 23 Dan Hickey                 Carson City, Nv                    EX   
Feb 23 Ernest Roeber              Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          -This was a wrestling match;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Feb 24 Ernest Roeber              Carson City, Nv                    EX  1
Feb 24 Dan Hickey                 Carson City, Nv                    EX  1
Feb 24 Jack Stelzner              Carson City, Nv                    EX  1
Feb 24 Ernest Roeber              Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
Feb 24 Dan Hickey                 Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
Feb 24 Jack Stelzner              Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
Feb 24 Ernest Roeber              Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
Feb 24 Dan Hickey                 Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
Feb 24 Jack Stelzner              Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
          -The previous 9 bouts were held the same date
Feb 25 Dan Hickey                 Carson City, Nv                    EX   
Feb 25 Jack Stelzner              Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Feb 26 Ernest Roeber              Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
Feb 26 Dan Hickey                 Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
Feb 26 Jack Stelzner              Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Feb 27 Dan Hickey                 Carson City, Nv                    EX   
Feb 27 Jack Stelzner              Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held during the morning
Feb 27 Dan Hickey                 Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
Feb 27 Ernest Roeber              Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
Feb 27 Jack Stelzner              Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
Feb 27 Ernest Roeber              Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          -This was a wrestling match;
          The previous 4 bouts were held during the afternoon;
          The previous 6 bouts were held the same date
Mar  1 Ernest Roeber              Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          -This was a wrestling match
Mar  1 Dan Hickey                 Carson City, Nv                    EX   
Mar  1 Jack Stelzner              Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Mar  2 Ernest Roeber              Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          -This was a wrestling match
Mar  2 Dan Hickey                 Carson City, Nv                    EX   
Mar  2 Jack Stelzner              Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Mar  4 Jack Stelzner              Carson City, Nv                    EX   
Mar  4 Dan Hickey                 Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Mar  5 Ernest Roeber              Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          -This was a wrestling match
Mar  5 Dan Hickey                 Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          -This was a wrestling match
Mar  5 Jack Stelzner              Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          -This was a wrestling match
Mar  5 Ernest Roeber              Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
Mar  5 Jack Stelzner              Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
Mar  5 Dan Hickey                 Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
          -The previous 6 bouts were held the same date
Mar  8 Ernest Roeber              Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          -This was a wrestling match
Mar  8 Dan Hickey                 Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          -This was a wrestling match;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Mar  9 Ernest Roeber              Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          -This was a wrestling match
Mar  9 Jack Stelzner              Carson City, Nv                    EX  8
Mar  9 Dan Hickey                 Carson City, Nv                    EX  8
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Mar 10 Dan Hickey                 Carson City, Nv                    EX  4
Mar 10 Jack Stelzner              Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Mar 11 Dan Hickey                 Carson City, Nv                    EX  4
Mar 12 Dan Hickey                 Carson City, Nv                    EX   
Mar 12 Jack Stelzner              Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Mar 13 Dan Hickey                 Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
Mar 13 Ernest Roeber              Carson City, Nv                    EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Mar 15 Ernest Roeber              Carson City, Nv                    EX   
Mar 15 Dan Hickey                 Carson City, Nv                    EX   
Mar 15 Jack Stelzner              Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Mar 17 Jim Corbett                Carson City, Nv                    KO 14
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Mar 21 Jack Stelzner              San Francisco, Ca                  EX  4
Mar 21 Dan Hickey                 San Francisco, Ca                  EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Mar 31 Ernest Roeber              Carson City, Nv                    EX   
          -This was a wrestling match
Mar 31 Dan Hickey                 Salt Lake City, Ut                 EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr  2 Dan Hickey                 Denver, Co                         EX  4
Apr  3 Dan Hickey                 Omaha, Ne                          EX  3
Apr  8 Dan Hickey                 San Francisco, Ca                  EX   
Apr  9 Dan Hickey                 Chicago, Il                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known 
May  3 Dan Hickey                 New York, NY                       EX   
May 24 Dan Hickey                 New York, NY                       EX  3
Jun  5 Leadville Blacksmith       Leadville, Co                      KO  2
          -Some sources report this man was "Lew Joslin,"
          a 260 lb heayweight; This bout may not have
          taken place
Jul  5 John L. Sullivan           Brooklyn, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
          The men were present and ready to spar;
          Police intervened and prevented it
Jul  5 Ernest Roeber              Brooklyn, NY                       EX   
          -This was a wrestling match
Jul    an unnamed opponent        Mt. Vernon, NY                     EX   
Aug 26 Dan Hickey                 Scranton, Pa                       EX  3
          -Some sources report "EX 4"
Sep 14 Mike Murphy                Wilmington, De                     EX  3
Oct 10 Mike Dempsey               Cincinnati, Oh                     EX  1
          -Fitzsimmons knocked Dempsey out
Oct 10 Ernest Roeber              Brooklyn, NY                       EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date

Oct    -Fitzsimmons contracted to spar with Mike Conley when 
          Bob was touring in the Cincinnati, Oh area

Oct 17 Mike Conley                Indianapolis, In                   EX   
Nov 14 Mike Conley                Kansas City, Mo                    EX   
Nov 25 Mike Conley                Topeka, Ks                         EX  3
          -Some sources report "EX 4";
          Conley knocked a tooth out of Fitzsimmons' mouth
Dec 19 Charles Lawler             Chicago, Il                        EX  3

1898
          -Fitzsimmons toured and performed in the play, The Honest Blacksmith

1899
May    -Fitzsimmons sparred daily with Dan Hickey at Bath Beach, NY
         in preparation for his Heavyweight Championship bout vs Jim Jeffries
Jun  2 Dan Hickey                 Bath Beach, NY                     EX  3
Jun  2 Yank Kenny                 Bath Beach, NY                     EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jun  9 Jim Jeffries               Coney Island, NY                   LK 11
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Jun 17 Jim Jeffries               Coney Island, NY                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known;
            Likely, it was not held since Jeffries sparred with Jim Daly
Jun 26 Dan Hickey                 Brooklyn, NY                       EX  3
Jun 26 Yank Kenny                 Coney Island, NY                  SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Oct 28 Geoff Thorn                Chicago, Il                        KO  1

1900
Feb 22 -Fitzsimmons was scheduled to spar at New York, NY
Mar 27 Jim Daly                   Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  1
Apr 28 Ernest Roeber              Bergen Beach, NJ                   EX  6
Apr 28 Geoff Thorn                Bergen Beach, NJ                   EX  6
          -The previous 2 bouts wee held the same date
Apr 30 Ed Dunkhorst               Brooklyn, NY                       KO  2
Jul 15 an unnamed opponent        Chicago, Il                       SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Aug  7 Bob Armstrong              Bergen Beach, NY                   EX  6
Aug  7 Geoff Thorn                Bergen Beach, NY                   EX  2
          -The previous 2 bouts wee held the same date
Aug 10 Gus Ruhlin                 New York, NY                       KO  6
Aug 22 Bob Armstrong              Bergen Beach, NY                   EX  3
Aug 22 George Dawson              Bergen Beach, NY                   EX   
Aug 22 Jack Neary                 Bergen Beach, NY                   EX   
          -The previous bout was a wrestling session;
          The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Aug 24 Tom Sharkey                Brooklyn, NY                       KO  2
Aug 29 Geoff Thorn                New York, NY                       EX  3

1901
Jul  2 Gus Ruhlin                 New York, NY                      SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but postponed
Jul  9 Gus Ruhlin                 New York, NY                       EX   
          -This was a wrestling match; 
          Ruhlin won; Falls: 2-0
Dec    Tom Sharkey                New York, NY                       EX  5

1902
May    Jim Corbett                New York, NY                       EX  3
Jul 25 Jim Jeffries               San Francisco, Ca                  LK  8
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World

          -Fitzsimmons toured the western United States with
          Jim Jeffries and took on all-comers

Aug  1 Hank Griffin               Los Angeles, Ca                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Aug  9 Hank Griffin               Los Angeles, Ca                    EX  1
Aug  9 George Dawson              Los Angeles, Ca                    EX  1
Aug  9 Hank Griffin               Los Angeles, Ca                    EX  1
Aug  9 George Dawson              Los Angeles, Ca                    EX  1
Aug  9 Hank Griffin               Los Angeles, Ca                    EX  1
Aug  9 George Dawson              Los Angeles, Ca                    EX  1
          -The previous 6 bouts were held the same date
Dec    Jim Jeffries               San Francisco, Ca                  EX   
Dec 14 Jim Jeffries               Spokane, Wa                        EX   
Dec 18 Jim Jeffries               Missoula, Mt                       EX  3
Dec 19 Steward                    Butte, Mt                          KO  1
Dec 20 Jim Jeffries               Butte, Mt                          EX  4
Dec 22 Jim Jeffries               Anaconda, Mt                       EX  3
Dec 25 Jim Jeffries               Great Falls, Mt                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled; The outcome is not known
Dec 27 Mike Ranke                 Bozeman, Mt                        KO  2
Dec 30 Jim Jeffries               Pocatello, Id                      EX   

1903
Feb  5 Jim Jeffries               St. Louis, Mo                      EX   
Feb  6 Jim Jeffries               Paducah, Ky                        EX   
Feb 12 George Weikel              Evansville, In                     EX  3
Feb 12 Jim Jeffries               Evansville, In                     EX   
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Feb 19 Jim Jeffries               Nelsonville, Oh                   SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held;
          The mayor threatened to arrest both men
Mar  2 Jim Jeffries               Philadelphia, Pa                   EX  3
Mar  3 Jim Jeffries               Chester, Pa                        EX  3
Mar  4 Jim Jeffries               Philadelphia, Pa                   EX   
Jul 31 Jim Jeffries               Harbin Springs, Ca                 EX   
          -This was a wrestling session
Aug  1 Jim Jeffries               Harbin Springs, Ca                 EX  2
Aug  2 Jim Jeffries               Harbin Springs, Ca                 EX  2
Aug  3 Jim Jeffries               Harbin Springs, Ca                 EX  3
Aug  4 Jim Jeffries               Harbin Springs, Ca                 EX  3
Aug  5 Jim Jeffries               Harbin Springs, Ca                 EX  4
Aug  6 Jim Jeffries               Harbin Springs, Ca                 EX  3
Sep 30 Con Coughlin               Philadelphia, Pa                   KO  1
          -Some sources report that Coughlin died the next day
          but this does not appear to be the case
Oct 14 Joe Grim                   Philadelphia, Pa                   ND  6
Nov 25 George Gardner             San Francisco, Ca                   W 20
          -Light Heavyweight Championship of the World

1904
Jul 23 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien Philadelphia, Pa                  ND  6

1905
Jul  4 Mike Schreck               Salt Lake City, Ut                SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but cancelled;
          Fitzsimmons could not come up with required money
Dec 20 "Philadelphia" Jack O'Brien San Francisco, Ca                 LT 13
          -Light Heavyweight Championship of the World

1906
Jan 31 Charles Haghey             Webster, Ma                        KO  4

1907
Mar  7 Tony Ross                  New Castle, Pa                     EX  4
Jul 17 Jack Johnson               Philadelphia, Pa                   LK  2

1908
Sep 21 Jean Paul                  Benson Mines, NY                   KO  1
          -Reports are confusing; This bout possibly lasted longer
Sep 21 Ralph Barter               Benson Mines, NY                   EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Sep 26 Jean Paul                  Watertown, NY                      EX  3
Sep 26 Ralph Barter               Watertown, NY                      EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Dec 19 William "Iron" Hague       Sheffield, Eng                     EX   

1909
       William "Iron" Hague       London, Eng                        EX   
       Fred Devan                 London, Eng                        EX   
May    Jimmy Walsh                Willesden, Eng                     EX   
May 25 Joe Jeannette              London, Eng                        EX  3
May 25 Corporal Sunshine          London, Eng                        EX  3
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
       Joe Jeannette              Paris, France                      EX   
Nov 11 Hugh McIntosh              Sutherland, NSW, Aus               EX  4
Nov 25 Bill Turner                Sutherland, NSW, Aus               EX  6
Nov 25 Mark Hughes                Sutherland, NSW, Aus               EX   
          -This bout was stopped;
          The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Nov 27 Peter Felix                Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
Nov 27 Bill Turner                Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
Nov 27 "Soldier" Bill Thompson    Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
Nov 27 Arthur McLaglen            Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
          -The previous 4 bouts were held the same date
Dec  1 Reginald "Snowy" Baker     Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
Dec  1 Bill Turner                Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
Dec  1 Pat O'Keefe                Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
Dec  1 Arthur McLaglen            Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
          -Some sources report "EX 6";
          The previous 4 bouts were held the same date
Dec  4 Reginald "Snowy" Baker     Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
Dec  4 Bill Turner                Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
Dec  4 "Soldier" Bill Thompson    Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Dec  7 Bandsman O'Grady           Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
Dec  7 "Soldier" Bill Thompson    Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
Dec  7 Soldier Jack               Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
Dec  7 Gunner Coghill             Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
          -The previous 4 bouts were held the same date
Dec  8 Reginald "Snowy" Baker     Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
Dec  8 "Soldier" Bill Thompson    Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
Dec  8 Arthur McLaglen            Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Dec 11 Reginald "Snowy" Baker     Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
Dec 11 Jack O'Brien               Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
Dec 11 Soldier "Bill" Thompson    Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  2
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Dec 18 Tommy Burns                Sydney, NSW, Aus                   EX  4
Dec    Dave Smith                 in Australia                       EX  1
Dec 27 Bill Lang                  Sydney, NSW, Aus                   LK 12
          -Heavyweight Championship of Australia
Dec    -Fitzsimmons sparred with George Johns, former Welterweight
          Champion of Australia, near Sydney, NSW, Australia  

1910
Feb 12 -Fitzsimmons and his wife appeared with Harry Rickards'
          Vaudeville Company at Dunedin, NZ; Fitzsimmons gave 
          bag punching exhibitions
Feb 12 P. Rushton                 Dunedin, NZ                        EX  3
Feb 16 -Fitzsimmons and his wife appeared with Harry Rickards'
          Vaudeville Company at Christchurch, NZ, Fitzsimmons gave 
          bag punching exhibitions; This appearance was from
          Feb 16-19
Feb 21 -Fitzsimmons and his wife appeared with Harry Rickards'
          Vaudeville Company at Christchurch, NZ; Fitzsimmons gave
          bag punching exhibitions; This appearance was from 
          Feb 21-24
Feb 26 -Fitzsimmons and his wife appeared with Harry Rickards'
          Vaudeville Company at Wellington, NZ; Fitzsimmons gave
          bag punching exhibitions; This appearance was from
          Feb 26-28
Mar  1 -Fitzsimmons and his wife appeared with Harry Rickards'
          Vaudeville Company at Wellington, NZ; Fitzsimmons gave
          bag punching exhibitions; This appearance was from
          Mar 1-5
Mar  5 Harry Sandow               Wellington, NZ                     EX  4
Mar  8 -Fitzsimmons and his wife appeared with Harry Rickards'
          Vaudeville Company at the Palmerston North, NZ; 
          Fitzsimmons gave bag punching exhibitions
Mar 14 -Fitzsimmons and his wife appeared with Harry Rickards'
          Vaudeville Company at Auckland, NZ; Fitzsimmons gave
          bag punching exhibitions; This appearance was from
          Mar 14-19

1913
Dec 24 -Fitzsimmons contracted to fight Alfred "Soldier" Kearns 
          in New York, NY 
Dec 30 -The New York Athletic Commission prohibited Fitzsimmons 
          from fighting in New York; Fitzsimmons sued the Commission

1914
Jan 27 -The New York Supreme Court upheld the New York Athletic 
          Commission's decision barring Fitzsimmons from fighting
          in New York
Jan 29 Bob "K.O." Sweeney         Williamsport, Pa                   ND  6
          -The Elmira (NY) Herald reported motion pictures 
          were taken of this bout
Feb 20 Jersey Bellew              Bethlehem, Pa                      ND  6
Mar  2 Kid Wagner                 Easton, Pa                        SCH   
          -This bout was scheduled but not held; 
          Fitzsimmons did not show

1916
Mar 27 "Young" Bob Fitzsimmons    Troy, NY                           EX  4


*** The Following Bouts Are Reported But Not Confirmed ***

1886
Jul 10 Mick Dooley                Sydney, NSW, Aus                   KO  2

1888-1890
       Denny Kelliher                                                KO   

1890
Feb 10 Jim Hall                   Sydney, NSW, Aus                   KO  1
          -Some sources report 2/10/89


*** NCR ALL-TIME HEAVYWEIGHT COMPUTER TOURNAMENT ***
1968
       Jack Sharkey                                                   W 15
       Joe Louis                                                     LT 10

*** NCR ALL-TIME MIDDLEWEIGHT COMPUTER TOURNAMENT ***
1969
       Jake LaMotta                                                   W 15
       "Sugar" Ray Robinson                                          LT  3


*** Assistance Was Provided By Sergei Yurchenko ***

*** Some Data Was Provided By Adam Pollack ***

*** Some Data Was Provided By Keith Robinson ***

*** Some Data Was Provided By Dan Anderson ***

*** Assistance Was Provided By Ron Brammer (Columbia, Md) ***	
	
The Cyber Boxing Zone WAIL ! Article on Bob Fitzsimmons (June 1999)

The Cyber Boxing Zone WAIL ! Article on Pound-For-Pound (August 1998)
Tracy Callis All-Time Rankings
 

Review courtesy of Tracy Callis and Mike Attree, Historians,
International Boxing Research Organization
 
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