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James J. Jeffries

James J. Jeffries

James Jackson Jeffries was an American professional boxer and former World Heavyweight Champion. He was known for his enormous strength and stamina. Using a technique taught to him by his trainer, former Welterweight and Middleweight Champion Tommy Ryan, Jeffries fought out of a crouch with his left arm extended forward. He was able to absorb tremendous punishment while wearing his opponents down. A natural left-hander, he possessed one-punch knockout power in his left hook. Jeffries stood 6 ft 1 ¹⁄₂ in tall and weighed 225 pounds in his prime. He could run 100 yards in just over ten seconds, and could high jump over 6 feet. ... more on Wikipedia

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