James J. Corbett

James J. Corbett

Born: September 1, 1866

Died: February 18, 1933

Nationality: American

Occupation: Athlete

Biography: James John Gentleman Jim Corbett was an American professional boxer and a former World Heavyweight Champion, best known as the man who defeated the great John L. Sullivan. He also coached boxing at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. He stood at 6 ft 1 in, with a reach of 73 inches.