Sport, Boxing, 1900's, Jack Johnson, U,S,A, the first black Heavyweight champion of the world, He beat Tommy Burns in Australia in 1908 for the title but this was not recognised until 1910 when he knocked out Jim Jeffries, who had earlier refused to fight

Sport, Boxing, 1900's, Jack Johnson, U,S,A, the first black Heavyweight champion of the world, He beat Tommy Burns in Australia in 1908 for the title but this was not recognised until 1910 when he knocked out Jim Jeffries, who had earlier refused to fight him because he was black (Photo by Bob Thomas/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)
Sport, Boxing, 1900's, Jack Johnson, U,S,A, the first black Heavyweight champion of the world, He beat Tommy Burns in Australia in 1908 for the title but this was not recognised until 1910 when he knocked out Jim Jeffries, who had earlier refused to fight him because he was black (Photo by Bob Thomas/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)
Sport, Boxing, 1900's, Jack Johnson, U,S,A, the first black Heavyweight champion of the world, He beat Tommy Burns in Australia in 1908 for the title but this was not recognised until 1910 when he knocked out Jim Jeffries, who had earlier refused to fight
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