Tommy Burns (boxer)
|Birth Name||Noah Brusso|
|birthday||June 17, 1881|
|place of birth||Chesley|
|Date of death||May 10, 1955|
|Place of death||Vancouver|
Burns led an eventful life, for example in 1904 he moved to the Klondike to see a gold mine he had won playing poker . He met the legendary Mike Mahoney and at least reached a draw in the fight with him.
He won his world title in the fight against Marvin Hart on February 23, 1906 in Los Angeles , after 20 rounds (points win). He defended the title eleven times in less than two years. He lost it again on December 26, 1908 against Jack Johnson at Rushcutter's Bay ( Australia ) in fourteen rounds. In the process, he broke Johnson, who was considered a huge favorite, two ribs.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Brusso, Noah|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Canadian boxer and world heavyweight champion (1906–1908)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 17, 1881|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Chesley , Ontario , Canada|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 10, 1955|
|Place of death||Vancouver , BC|