How is a sobriquet of Hessie Donahue’s famed sparring partner related in name to the lyrics, “You sure did make a mighty big mistake big muscles ain't enough”?
#108546. Asked by BRY2K. (Sep 06 09 12:09 PM)
John Lawrence Sullivan (October 15, 1858 – February 2, 1918), also known as the Boston Strong Boy, was recognized as the first heavyweight champion of gloved boxing from February 7, 1882 to 1892, and is generally recognized as the last heavyweight champion of bare-knuckle boxing under the London Prize Ring rules. He was the first American sports hero to become a national celebrity and the first American athlete to earn over 1 million dollars.
1892 - Hessie Donahue, who donned a loose blouse, bloomers and boxing gloves and sparred a few rounds as part of a vaudeville act, knocks out legendary heavyweight champion John L. Sullivan for over a minute after he accidentally landed a real blow on her during the act.
Strong Boy lyrics by Gram Parsons
Strong boy, you're wrong boy
you think you got my baby now
but this fight ain't quite won
You sure did make a mighty big mistake
big muscles ain't enough
To make her run away from me
she knows what kind of lover I can be
[ Gram Parsons - Strong Boy lyrics on http://www.lyricsoncall.com ]
Great work, serpa. Encore!|
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