July 4, 1910
- Jack Johnson TKO15 James J. Jeffries. The fight took place in
Reno, Nevada. Jeffries came out of retirement to fight Johnson for the
title, Even though Marvin Hart and Tommy Burns were the last two
champions, this bout actually determined the linear title.
Budinich boxes from 1902 to
from Havana, Chile boxed from 1902 to 1915. Budinich was Chile's first
pro boxer. He was also a boxing trainer and coach. Budi also boxed
in Cuba and Panama. According to news sources, Budinich opened the
first nations boxing academy in Cuba, and became the first known
COULON AND CONLEY SIGN TO FIGHT!
April 1, 1911- Denver Times
Coulon and Conley will Sign up for bout today...Return match between little fellows for bantam title, to be staged in New
Orleans...Chicago (April 1) Frankie Conley, the
Kenosha Bantamweight, and Johnny Coulon, will meet today to sign articles
for a twenty-five round bout before the New Orleans Athletic Club.
The date also will be selected at the meeting and the weight in all probability will be 116 pounds. In addition to fighting for a percentage of
the receipts the battlers will receive $2,000. Coulon won a decision
over Conley at New Orleans recently and since that fight Conley has been
seeking a rematch.
JOHNSON CONVICTED OF VIOLATING VICE
LAWS! Johnson is seen in this undated archival photo. Photo by Library
1913: Jack Johnson convicted in 1913 of violating vice laws after
several high-profile romances with white women. It was reported in
news sources on July 15, 2004, that a group of lawmakers, civil
rights leaders and sports enthusiast filed a petition with the United
States Justice Department seeking a "posthumous pardon" for the World
heavyweight champion Johnson! they have called on President George W.
Bush to expunge his criminal record. (Update: U.S. lawmakers are
seeking a presidential pardon for Jack Johnson, the first black
heavyweight champion, convicted more than 90 years ago in a racially
motivated morals case. At the height of his career in 1913, the boxer
was convicted and sent to federal prison for one year and one day for
violating the Mann Act by transporting a white woman across state lines
for immoral purposes. Five other senators — Republicans Orrin Hatch of
Utah and Ted Stevens of Alaska and Democrats Harry Reid of Nevada and
Edward Kennedy and John Kerry of Massachusetts — signed the letter
urging a full posthumous presidential pardon.
MORAN AND DRISCOLL FIGHT TO DRAW January 27, 1913 -
Owen Moran and
Jim Driscoll, fought to a draw
in London, England. This was a rematch for the two, when they first
fought in January of 1906. According to historians, the fight was a
WILLARD KO'D JOHNSON April 5, 1915 - Jess Willard
KO'd Jack Johnson in the 26th round. The fight took place in Havana,
Cuba. On the ESPN website they wrote the following: "He finally met his
match in Havana, Cuba, on April 5, 1915. More than 25,000 came to see
him take on 6-foot, 6 1/4-inch, 230-pound Jess Willard. At age 37,
Johnson had a noticeable paunch and looked anything but ready for the
scheduled 45-round bout. Still, he dominated the fight until the 20th
round. In Round 26, Willard penetrated Johnson's withering defense with
a hard right to the head. Johnson was knocked out, and Willard was the
new champ. There have been rumors ever since that Johnson threw the
Lee Wins Lonsdale Belt 1918 - Leith featherweight James "Tancy" Lee won the
Lonsdale championship belt.
DEMPSEY TKO'D WILLARD July 4, 1919 - Jack
Dempsey TKO3 Jess Willard in Toledo, Ohio.
May 15, 1912 issue
of LA BOXE & LES BOXEURS. Issue for May 15, 1912. Weekly review
published in Paris, France.
May 25, 1910 issue
of LA BOXE & LES BOXEURS. In Paris, France this was a
publication that was a weekly review The world of boxing
compiled each week in this periodical under the direction of Leon.
David and Goliath in Toledo: The
Crowning of the "Manassa Mauler" By Dave McKee- November
28, 2004 The Date was
July 4, 1919 A 6'1" prizefighter with at least sixty professional
fights under his belt steps into a ring in Toledo Ohio. Although he has
come for a professional, refereed bout he fears for his life and refuses
to look his opponent in the eye until the fight begins. His own father
has picked him to lose the fight. Though sad, it's understandable, as he
is giving up well over fifty pounds to his
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