Jack Johnson vs. Tommy Burns

Posted by on Sunday, July 14, 2013 Under: Photography


Photograph of Jack Johnson vs. Tommy Burns taken on December 26 1908 in Sydney, Australia. Johnson won the fight in the 14th round and became the first African American to be the World Heavyweight Champion, sparking the original hunt for the so called ‘Great White Hope’.

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