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One of Timaru’s well-known landmarks had an unusual addition on Monday
The statue of Bob Fitzsimmons of Stafford and Strathallan Sts was holding a copy of the Ladybird book, People I like.
Fitzsimmons won the first New Zealand boxing championships in 1880 and successfully defended his title the following year.
He went on to became a professional boxer and won world titles in the middleweight, heavyweight and light-heavyweight divisions.

Bob Fitzsimmons statue in Timaru.

He was the first boxer in the world to win world titles in three weights.
The Timaru statue was commissioned by businessman and boxing enthusiast Bob Jones Windhausen.