"Master Dignam got his collar down and dawdled on. The best pucker going for strength was Fitzsimons. One puck in the wind from that fellow would knock you into the middle of next week, man." (U10.1145)

The Police Gazette, reporting on a fight of Bob Fitzsimmons vs Jim Hall (1893): "The agility with which Fitzsimons will bound about the ring is wonderful. He will leap halfway across it at one spring, so that the average boxer never knows where or when to look for him, and with all his violent exertion he never appears to be tired."