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John Lawrence Sullivan

John Lawrence Sullivan Biography

Boxer


ABOUT
Recognized as the first Heavyweight Champion of gloved boxing and as the last heavyweight champion of bare-knuckle boxing.
BEFORE FAME
He was arrested for illegal boxing during a time when the sport was taboo.

FAMILY LIFE
He lived on a farm with his wife, who passed away a few months before he did.
ASSOCIATED WITH
Both he and Rocky Graziano were legendary boxers.
TRIVIA
He was the first American athlete to earn over a million dollars.

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