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Jess Willard defeats Johnson for the heavyweight title...

Item # 681685

April 06, 1915

THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, Tennessee, April 6, 1915 

* Jess Williard vs. Jack Johnson 
* The "Great white hope" defeats 1st Black Boxing Champion
* Heavyweight boxing title fight (1st report)

The first column of the front page has stacked heads reporting on the heavyweight boxing championship, with: "WILLARD WINS FISTIC HEAVYWEIGHT CROWN," "Kansas Cowboy Knocks Out Negro in 26 Rounds," "Johnson Tired Self Down," "Had Advantage to 20th Lap, When Fall Commenced," with more. This report takes the full first column & carries over to page 10 where the text is more extensive. A large photo of Jess Willard is also presented, and is headed: "The New Heavyweight Champion of the World." See images for details.

Sixteen pages, partially loose at the spine. Good condition, but it should be handled VERY carefully.

Category: The 20th Century