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Jess Willard

(1881-1968)

  • Born in Pottawatomie County
  • Defended champion in 26 rounds to become world heavyweight boxing champion in 1915
  • Nicknamed "Pottawatomie Giant" at 6 feet inches tall and 235 pounds
  • After losing title in 1919 he starred in Wild West shows

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