Tommy Burns

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns Full Name: Tommy Burns [Noah Brusso]
Nationality: Canadian

Profession: Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Why Famous: Only Canadian-born World Heavyweight Champion boxer, and the first to travel the globe to defend his title. In total, he made 11 title defences despite often being the underdog due to his size.

Born: June 17, 1881
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hanover, Ontario, USA

Died: May 10, 1955 (aged 73)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Historical Events in the Life of Tommy Burns

  • 1906-02-23 Tommy Burns beats Marvin Hart in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1906-10-02 Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1906-11-28 Tommy Burns & Jack O'Brien fight to a draw in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1907-05-08 Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1907-07-04 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1907-12-02 Tommy Burns KOs Gunner Moir in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1908-02-10 Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1908-03-17 Tommy Burns KOs Jem Roche in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1908-04-18 Tommy Burns KOs Jewy Smith in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1908-06-13 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1908-08-24 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1908-09-02 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Lang in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1908-12-26 Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title, becomes 1st black heavyweight champion

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