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The Nemesis of John L. – Strength Magazine – November, 1925

Perhaps the greatest spectacle of the fistiana age was when James Corbett knocked out John L. Sullivan, idol of the sporting world, and champion at large, in the huge arena at the Olympic Club, New Orleans. A veritable slugging match, with fast coming old age and declining health, brought on by dissipation and excesses in the matter of liquor, staked against clean living, regular diet and abstaining from alcoholic beverages while training, brought on the calamitous defeat of John L. Sullivan, by the fast stepping and ever-elusive Jim Corbett, in the twenty-first round.

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