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Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
February 28, 2013 M. Timothy Nolting   

The Texas Prizefight picture is Fitzsimmons and Maher in the ring. Maher is on the left, Fitzsimmons is in front of the referee.

Robert (Bob) Fitzsimmons came to America from Australia in 1890. Named Australia’s Middleweight Champion Prizefighter that same year, Fitzsimmons embarked on a quest to become a world champion. He reached that goal in September of 1894 when he defeated fellow Australian Dan Creedon with a decisive KO (knock-out) in New Orleans, Louisiana for the boxing title of World Middleweight Champion. Despite his relative small size, (Fitzsimmons always weig...

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