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James Jeffries Description James Jeffries resting against his barn. In 1899, James Jeffries was the Heavyweight Champion of the World. Following retirement, Jeffries converted a barn into an an academy to train future boxers. Burbank Historical Society. San fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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