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Jack Johnson (VIII) (1878–1946)

Jack Johnson, one of the greatest professional boxers in history and the first African American to wear the world's heavyweight championship belt, is one of the seminal figures in sports and American social history as he was both a mirror on and lightning rod for racism. Many white Americans could not accept the fact that an African American ... See full bio »
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Fuerza y nobleza Jack Johnson
(1918)
Madison Square Garden Jack Johnson - Prizefighter
(1932)

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 1932 Madison Square Garden
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2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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His October 24, 1909 bout with Middleweight Champion Stanley Ketchel, is on most "Greatest Fights" highlight reels. After appearing to be ahead on points, Johnson survived a 12th round "knockdown" only to get up and immediately knock Ketchel unconscious. To most observers, it can be clearly seen, even without slow motion, that Ketchel threw a looping right towards Johnson.s head, though Johnson ... See more »

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