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    1897 Corbett vs. Fitzsimmons Souvenir Pin. Boxing matches were events which the nation stood still for during the turn of the century. Immigrants could make a name for themselves in the squared circle as they competed in various divisions. Dubbed the fight of the century by many journalists was the battle between Jim Corbett and Bob Fitzsimmons on St. Patrick's Day 1897.

    The brutal fight included knockdowns, plenty of blood and vicious punches by both combatants. In the end, Fitzsimmons planted Corbett and secured the championship. Sold at the Carson City, Nevada venue was this pin. This was bought by a Fitzsimmons supporter as "Robt. Fitzsimmons" is captured on the white ribbons in purple. Detached is a gold colored pin which has "Souvenir" spaced across the front and "Great Fight Corbett & Fitzsimmons Carson City, Nev Mar 17 1897" embossed. Light pitting visible on the face.

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