“Gentleman Jim” Corbett, who lived at 221-04 Crobett Rd. in Bayside, was credited by Thomas Edison in 1930 as the “oldest living actor” (having starred in an 1894 film), and by many as the “father of modern boxing” with a record of 11 wins, four losses and three no-contests. He fought in only 20 bouts, but nine of his opponents were the best of his generation and are enshrined with him In the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
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