I have been on a binge reading the brooklyn eagle post online in the 1890's.
This is my 2nd installment of real fight's that should have happened. (burns vs ketchel was the 1st). This i would have liked to happened in 1892, which would be perfect. Peter jackson is hard to judge, because he only had a 2 year window really where his reputation was really born. 1890-1892. He was covered little in the american papers, his bout with corbett makes the papers. and there is a reference to the fact that the public was stunned that the challeger in waiting, one frank slavin, actually got beat by jackson. Leaveing people stunned. Slavin at the time was on a terrible tear, and looked the real deal. Peter jackson toyed with him and made him, in his prime look like a fraud. Jackson is stated as a man who lacked in finishing opponents off.
after this groundbreaking win, he faded into retirement unable to find an opponent.
This triangle should have been made between, corbett, fitz, & jackson.
In the fall of 1892 i envision this taking place.
jackson's last(real) fight was 11-28-1892.
It is when.. he's gonna meet fitz.
Fitsimmions 5 11 1/2
71 3/4 reach.
Jackson 6 1 1/2
77 1/2 reach
Can fitz do what corbett coundn't do?
This Bout would most likely be set for 25 rounds.
This would be just prior to fitz's bout with jim hall, and before sharkey.
Certainly a very tough task for ruby robert, he was very young, certainly in his real prime and coming off a butt whooping ,he put on a prime-time joe choyski.
he would certainly be ready, but would he be biting off too much of an opponent?
I do feel Fitzsimmions would have beaten John l.sullivan, like corbett did.
and also, i feel peter jackson would have wore down and beaten sullivan and won in a forty round bout or so.
I see something like this
Who would win this legentary clash, do you think?
Incedently after Fitz creamed jack dempsey, the press stated the next day that sullivan would really have a hard time against fitz, even despite the weight, difference. Fitz was a more natural big opponent as compared to the charlie mitchells and jake kilrains of the world. As the paper leans on the fact that fitz just might kick the ring king's ass, if they were to meet.
people were stunned at that point of just how easily he smashed a living legent, around the ring. Dempsey was far more covered in the papers than even sullivan was, from my reseach. He was the 1st real media darling of boxing, sullivan was much more of crude boxer, though he was huge in his own right. Through the year of 1887 when they were prime time, the media wrot about dempsey at least once a week, spending 8 or 9 articles just covering a meaningless exhibition. When fitz won, people were completely stunned. Not that he had just won the fight, but the fact that he smacked him around like "little boy".
In that day was born the instant legent of Ruby robert.
The mere next day, he was already pondered to kick a prime john L's butt.
It wasn't that he won, IT WAS HOW, HE WON.
Peter jackson, would be tossed around like a little boy, thats for sure.