Today is the Fourth of July, Independence Day, a huge celebration in America. But there is no big fight today, or tonight – and this is not due to the ongoing battle with the coronavirus. … read full article “When The Fourth Of July Meant A Heavyweight Super-Fight”
Imagine having to train for a 45 round fight. Imagine having to do so if you are a past your best, 37-year-old heavyweight champion of the world who is not allowed to return home for … read full article “105 Years Ago Today – Jack Johnson Takes A “Dive” Against Jess Willard”
Reviewing one of his most famous fights
Today in 1910, as he was relaxing and eating breakfast at a ranch in Conway, Missouri, middleweight great Stanley Ketchel was killed at the young age of 24. … read full article “On This Day In 1910: The Great Stanley Ketchel Is Murdered, Shot In The Back”
Like many fighters before him, Anthony Joshua is a huge fight fan (it seems obvious a successful fighter would be a fan of his chosen sport but there are exceptions: Jermain Taylor for example, who … read full article “Anthony Joshua Names His Three Greatest Heavyweight Champs”
Movie legend Sylvester Stallone was instrumental in the recent posthumous pardoning of heavyweight great Jack Johnson, seeing as how it was Sly who got in touch with President Trump, urging the current commander in chief … read full article “Sly Stallone to make boxing flick on heavyweight great Jack Johnson”
Mauricio Sulaimán: May 24 will be registered in the books of history as a great day for the sport of boxing, human equality and inclusion, as the President of the United States of America, Donald … read full article “World Boxing Council: Jack Johnson pardon”
President Donald J. Trump granted a long overdue posthumous pardon to the first African-American heavyweight world champion, Jack “Galveston Giant” Johnson for his 1913 conviction for violating the Mann Act.
“I am taking this very … read full article “President Donald Trump Pardons Jack Johnson”
On Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump posthumously pardoned former world heavyweight champion Jack Johnson. Alongside the president were actor Sylvester Stallone, best known for playing Rocky Balboa, and also present were former undisputed heavyweight champion … read full article “Video: Jack Johnson pardoned by President Trump”
President Donald Trump has presented a posthumous pardon for the Great Jack Johnson, the first black Heavyweight Champion of the World, yet also and lamentably, a victim of the cruel and searing racism of that … read full article “Justice for Jack Johnson at long last”
U.S President Donald Trump has today pardoned Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, who was wrongly convicted in 1913 of transporting a white woman across State lines.
Decades after Johnson was convicted under the … read full article “Jack Johnson pardoned”