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Tommy Burns

A natural athlete with exceptional muscle coordination, Noah Brusso was born near Hanover in 1881. He became a professional boxer under the ring name Tommy Burns, and in 1906 became the first Canadian to win the heavyweight championship of the world. He died in 1955.

Location

At Hanover Heritage Square, 10th Street and 10th Avenue, Hanover

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Grey

Municipality: Town of Hanover

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