Tag Archives: Bob Fitzsimmons

The History of Sport – 1903

The first international cross-country running championships are held at Hamilton Park Racecourse in Scotland. The Strathcona Cup curling tournament is inaugurated. Canada win. In the F.A.Cup Final Bury beat Derby County 6-0 having gone through the entire competition without conceding … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1897

Some of the notable sports events of 1897: Aston Villa becomes the second club to complete The Double in English football John J. McDermott wins the first running of the Boston Marathon, then known as the B.A.A. Road Race.  It … Continue reading

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British Hall of Fame 1906

Four more additions to my British sporting Hall of Fame:- Bob Fitzsimmons (Boxing) – The first man to win three world titles. In 1891 he won the middleweight crown and in 1897 added the heavyweight  title, which he held until 1899. … Continue reading

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