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Image of the ring built in 1897 in Carson City to host the heavyweight championship bout between James J. (Gentleman Jim) Corbett and Robert P. (Ruby Robert) Fitzsimmons.

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The Nevada Traveler: Famous firsts established at Carson City’s Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight

Nevada has had a long relationship with legal prizefighting, which can be traced to the heavyweight bout between two men, James “Gentleman Jim” Corbett and Robert “Ruby Robert” Fitzsimmons in Carson City in 1897.

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