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Tom Molineaux, a formerly enslaved man, was trained by another formerly enslaved fighter, Bill Richmond. Molineaux became the first African American to fight for boxing’s highest prize, the heavyweight title. #GameChangers  #APeoplesJourney 

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World champion Katie Taylor has unveiled a headstone in Galway to honour the unmarked grave of an African-American heavyweight fighter, Tom Molineaux, who escaped slavery to become a world-class boxer before dying sick and destitute in Galway | Read more:

World champion Katie Taylor has unveiled a headstone in Galway to honour the unmarked grave of an African-American heavyweight fighter, Tom Molineaux, who escaped slavery to become a world class boxer before dying sick and destitute in Galway

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