The Sporting Birthday - James 'Jim' Jefferies
Boxing : The 'Boilermaker' was born on this day in 1875
Jim Jefferies was a heavyweight boxer and World Heavyweight Champion. He was known for his bulk and athleticism, and he must have had stamina also as World Championship bouts were often 45 3 minute rounds! 45!
One of the great YouTube videos on sport is below, a piece on Jefferies and his comeback match against reigning World Champ Jack Johnson in 1910. fight fans be sure to watch it!
Although a lot has changed in 100 years, much about the sport remains the same!
Jefferies died in 1953 and doesn't have much of a legacy compared to others, but earned his place in the Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.