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WBC News: Jack Johnson

WORLD BOXING COUNCIL NEWS April 8, 2013 – Mexico City. From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán: A couple of years ago, the WBC made a request to President Barack Obama and the United States Congress to pardon the late Jack Johnson, the first black boxer to become a heavyweight champion. Johnson was sentenced to prison in 1912 for having a relationship with a white woman, allegedly [...]

All Time Historical Survey Series Recap – The Original 8 Weight Classes & P4P

by Geoffrey Ciani - Over the course of a sixteen month period beginning in June 2009, I conducted a series of surveys that all began with a very simple question: Who are the ten best heavyweights of all time? While contemplating my own list of top heavyweight pugilists, I decided gathering the input of others might help display a more accurate portrayal of what a 'true' top 10 list should look like. [...]