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The Fighting Freak – Strength Magazine – September, 1925

Talking about freaks brings to our minds such wonders as Young Griffo, Wolcott, Langford and, greatest of them all, Bob Fitzsimmons. With the passing of time, the squared circle has seen mitt men of all types and styles come and go, but not one has ever approached the combined qualities that made up the fighting form of lanky Robert. His freakish physical make-up looked more like a caricature of humanity than the formidable fighting machine he really was. Standing almost six feet, his best ring weight saw . him scaling between one hundred and fifty-eight and one hundred and sixty pounds, at which weight he fought the heaviest and mightiest men the ring has ever produced.

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