Jack johnson vs james jeffries

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Arminius (Pottsville, PA)’s review of The Last Great Prizefight: Johnson Vs. Jeffries, Reno July 4, 1910, A Tex Rickard Promotion

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July 4, 1910: Johnson vs Jeffries

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C Copyright ,,, All rights reserved. Racism Takes a Blow in Reno. Jack Johnson, the seventh man to hold the heavyweight title in the gloved era, was putting his crown on the line against former champion Jim Jeffries. There were several factors that made this fight so special. Six years earlier, Jeffries, who reigned from retired, never having lost a fight. He was revered by many people and considered the greatest athlete in the world.

The Johnson–Jeffries Fight is a American film report on the heavyweight championship boxing fight between Jack Johnson and James J. Jeffries in Reno, .
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In , Jack Johnson and James J. His quest would prove fruitless, but the championship match, with its buildup and aftermath, was a genuine sensation and social phenomenon, an event which galvanized the public while reflecting the hateful ideologies of the age. Violence, after all, was the nasty appendage to an event whose ramifications went far beyond boxing. What Jack Johnson seeks to do to Jeffries in the roped arena will be the ambition of negroes in every domain of human endeavor. Now 34 and not having stepped through the ropes in six years, he weighed close to three hundred pounds. Despite this, Jeffries was besieged by media and fans to leave his California alfalfa farm and wrestle the title away from its black holder.

RENO, Nev. James J. Jeffries, the anointed Great White Hope, said nothing. He did not want to be in Reno to fight the younger, slicker, more agile Jack Johnson. One century has passed since Jeffries met Johnson in his quest to reclaim the heavyweight title.

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