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James John Corbett also known as “Gentleman Jim” was born #onthisday in 1st of September 1877 A.D. and died February 18th 1933 A.D.

He was an American professional boxer and a former World Heavyweight Champion best-known memory was a man who defeated the Great John L.Sullivan. His career only spanned about 30 bouts, but Corbett faced the best competition this era had to offer, squaring off with a total of 9 fighters and his legacy in the international boxing hall of fame.