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John L. Sullivan was born on October 15, 1858 in Roxbury, Boston, MA., is the link between bare knuckles and glove fighting and is considered to be one of the best heavyweights ever. He held the undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Championship for ten years, winning it in 1882 from Paddy Ryan and losing it in 1892 to James J. Corbett. Other notable fighters he met and defeated included Kilrain, Mitchell and McCaffrey. Offered here is a two-page handwritten letter by John L. Sullivan penned on hotel stationery and dated January 4, 1910. Sullivan discusses sailing to the "Old Country" and boldly signed "John L." It includes the original envelope and original folds. There is minor separation at the fold tops. Penned in bold ink, it measures 5.5" x 11."
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