James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett was the heavyweight boxing champion in 1892. He won the title in the 21st round of a fight with the (so far) undefeated John L. Sullivan. Boxing was still illegal in most U.S. states in the late 1800s; New York State didn't legalize it until 1896, and it wasn't made an Olympic sport until 1904.
|James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, 1910. Image: LOC|
|Corbett's on Broadway and 33rd Street looking north, 1900. Image: MCNY|
|34th Street, where Sixth Avenue and Broadway meet, with the Corbett's sign on the left, 1901. Image: NYPL|
|Saks 34th Street, 1955. Image: MCNY|
|34th at Broadway, 2015. Image: 34SP, Anne Kumer|