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Since today's the 110th anniversary of Jack Johnson stopping Jim Jeffries in Rd 15 of a scheduled 45-rder to retain the heavyweight title, here's a cool card in my collection from @UpperDeckSports 's 2019 Goodwin Champions set. #boxing  @SportsCollector  @sportscards  @SportsCardNews 

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110 years ago today Jack Johnson stopped Jim Jeffries in the 15th round of their scheduled 45-rounder in Reno, NV, to retain the heavyweight title. Former champion Jeffries (the "great white hope") came out of a 6-year retirement for the fight: #boxing 

He fought the "Great White Hope" at the height of the Jim Crow laws era and won. On Independence Day, meet Jack Johnson: the Black heavyweight boxer whose victory in 1910 in the "Fight of the Century" caused race riots. 👉

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Jeffries was the heavyweight champion from 1899 to 1905, but refused to fight Black boxers. Jack Johnson became the first Black heavyweight champion by defeating Tommy Burns, a successor of Jeffries. Burns only agreed to fight Johnson when record prize money was offered.

Today in 1910: Jack Johnson, the reigning heavyweight champion and first Black boxer to hold the title, faced off against Jim Jeffries. Johnson’s victory triggered racist violence across the country.

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The story of Jack Johnson, the Black boxer who sparked race riots after his world heavyweight win

He fought the "Great White Hope" at the height of the Jim Crow laws era and won. On Independence Day, meet Jack Johnson: the Black heavyweight boxer whose victory in 1910 in the "Fight of the Century" caused race riots. 👉

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The story of Jack Johnson, the Black boxer who sparked race riots after his world heavyweight win

The story of Jack Johnson, the Black boxer who sparked race riots after his world heavyweight win

On July 4, 1910, Black boxer Jack Johnson's victory over white boxer James Jeffries sent shockwaves around the world and sparked race riots across the U.S.

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Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial. Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!

so @Jack_Blanchard_ ⁩ has been keeping a tally of Johnson’s Commons appearances

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Here’s Dave Merritt, whose son Jack was killed in the London Bridge attack, talking to me about Boris Johnson’s response. He accuses the Prime Minister of using the attack to “score some points in the election”.

Jack Williment- Barr left to lie on coats for hours in a Leeds hospital. His refusal to look at the picture of Jack is Johnson saying "I don't want to own this". This is certainly the political moment of the day and could be the moment of the campaign.

EXCLUSIVE: Father of Jack Merritt tells me about the awful day his son was killed and accuses Boris Johnson of politicising his son’s death. “Instead of seeing a tragedy, Boris Johnson saw an opportunity.” On Sky News at 2pm

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Today, President Trump posthumously pardoned heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson.

Sylvester Stallone thanks Pres. Trump for posthumous pardon of late boxer Jack Johnson. "This has been a long time coming."

Jack Johnson, born with a genetic disorder, wanted to be a real Nebraska football player. He got his wish.

On this day in 1908, Jack Johnson KO'd Tommy Burns to become 1st African-American to win the heavyweight title.

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