This painting tells of the early athletic career first world champion in Boxing gloves, an American, James Corbett, known as Gentleman Jim. Is he in the twenty-first round knockout multiple champion John Sullivan, Corbett made a lot of new methods in the training of boxers: invented and applied a "pear", introduced jumping rope, was used to prepare for combat, other sports, particularly athletics. He became the first supporter of the hard regime, strongly opposed the use of athletes alcohol and tobacco, without which at that time was costing the rare boxer. To interest the audience and inflame passions in the stands, he was a supporter of the big money prizes that he won. Having won the world championship, James Corbett carefully guarded his title by avoiding risky games. Only on March 17, 1897, he was defeated in a battle with Robert Fitzsimmons. It was the first battle, shot on film...
- Country: US
- Language: English