Saturday, February 17, 2018

Who Will Win? -- February 17, 2018

Moving Picture World, 17-March-1912
Jack Johnson was one of the greatest heavyweight champions.  Racists hated that he was African-American.  This ad offers a film of Johnson and Fireman Jim Flynn preparing for Johnson's July title defense against Flynn. Johnson had beaten Flynn in 1908, and would beat him again on 04-July-1912 in Las Vegas, New Mexico, earning a TKO in the 9th.  Fireman Jim's later claim to fame is that he was the only boxer who ever knocked out Jack Dempsey.

Tacoma Times, 04-July-1912

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