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Jack Johnson, boxer, going to court, London Featured John Johnson Print

Jack Johnson, boxer, going to court, London

The American heavyweight boxer Arthur John Johnson, better known as Jack Johnson (1878-1946), nicknamed the Galveston Giant, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion between 1908 and 1915, seen here on his way to court in Bow Street, London, surrounded by a large crowd. He was the first African-American to win the Heavyweight Championship. There was an injunction to stop the fight between Johnson and Billy 'Bombardier' Wells at Earls Court, as it was alleged it could breach the peace -- religious opponents of excessive prize money, and opponents of contests between the races, caused the fight to be cancelled by Winston Churchill, who was then Home Secretary.
September 1911

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