Robert James Fitzsimmons

Date of birth

26 May 1863 at Helston, Cornwall, England

Parents

James and Jane Fitzsimmons

Education

  • Main School Timaru
  • Blacksmith with brother Jarrett, 295 Stafford Street Timaru

Married

  1. Alice Jones – son, Charles
  2. Rose Julian – sons, Martin and Rob, daughter, Rosalie
  3. Julia Gifford
  4. Tem O Ziller Slomonin

Died

22 October 1917 in Chicago

Career

  • Middleweight Champion of the World 1891-94 undefeated at age 29
  • Heavyweight Champion of the World 1897-99 at age 35
  • Lightweight Champion of the World 1903-05 at age 41