Originally Posted by burt bienstock
I strongly ENCOURAGE you to read that piece listed above by Edgar Lee Masters, who saw Fitz ANd all the heavyweights since...
Then you will be better equiped to judge Ruby Bob Fitzimmons...Why guess about Fitz when we have a great eyewitness of this 160 pound boxing marvel!.
Please do yourself a favor and see what Bob Fitzimmons was really like, by a boxing expert who SAW them All !!!...b.b.
An interesting viewpoint.
We tend to rank Fitzsimmons bellow dominant champions like John L Sullivan and Jack Johnson, but it is not a given that they would have beaten him at his best.