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Jack Johnson and the Fight of the Century

Stuff You Missed in History Class

During Jack Johnson's time, the heavyweight championship was unofficially a whites-only title. Despite discrimination, he fought title-holder Tommy Burns in 1908. Johnson became the first black heavyweight champion, but some questioned his legitimacy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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