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1915 Boxer Jack Johnson in Boxing Ring Photo

1915 Boxer Jack Johnson in Boxing Ring Photo

Print ID: sports361

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Photo shows view of Jack Johnson, boxer, full-length portrait, standing in ring, facing slightly right. This vintage photograph dates to 1915.

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Photo shows view of Jack Johnson, boxer, full-length portrait, standing in ring, facing slightly right. This vintage photograph dates to 1915.

John Arthur ("Jack") Johnson (March 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946), nicknamed the “Galveston Giant”, was an American boxer, the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion (1908–1915). He was trained in the art of pugilism by the aging Joe Choynski, who also became his friend and sparring partner.

Johnson's boxing style was very distinctive. He developed a more patient approach than was customary in that day: playing defensively, waiting for a mistake, and then capitalizing on it. Johnson always began a bout cautiously, slowly building up over the rounds into a more aggressive fighter. He often fought to punish his opponents rather than knock them out, endlessly avoiding their blows and striking with swift counters. He always gave the impression of having much more to offer and, if pushed, he could punch powerfully.

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