02/12/1907 Tommy Burns becomes a Heavyweight Champion
Burns KOs Moir This Day In Boxing History December 2, 1907
Tommy Burns vs James 'Gunner' Moir
Tommy Burns is the only Canadian-born World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. The first to travel the globe in defending his title, Tommy made 11 title defenses despite often being the underdog due to his size. Burns famously challenged all comers as Heavyweight Champion, leading to a celebrated bout with the American Jack Johnson.