Sailor Sharkey

Bio: A heavyweight boxing champion from Ireland, Sailor Sharkey (born Thomas J. Sharkey) fought the icons of early prize fighting, including Jim Jeffries, Jim Corbett, and Bob Fitzsimmons. His 1896 bout with the latter was re-created for the cameras four years later in a split-reel extravaganza simply entitled The Reproduction of the Sharkey Fitzsimmons Fight. Sharkey… More

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