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The Johnson-Jeffries Fight is a 1910 American film report on the heavyweight championship ... Since Johnson was African-American and Jeffries was white the competition took on major racial overtones. The press dubbed Jeffries "The Great  ...


Six years earlier, Jeffries, who reigned from 1899-1904 retired, never having lost a fight. ... It was decided former champion Jeffries would be the "White Hope.".

Apr 19, 2011 ... Jim Jeffries - former previously unbeaten champion, coming out of retirement as ... His white wife, Etta, was also in the crowd-cheering him on.


Mar 23, 2017 ... Jack Johnson, a black boxer, had defeated the white Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight fight in the ... “These things did not disturb or worry me.


Jul 3, 2010 ... A century has passed since James J. Jeffries, the Great White Hope, fought ... Jeffries, 35, was in no physical condition to fight Johnson, or any ...


Jul 2, 2010 ... A True Champion Vs. The 'Great White Hope' ... In fact, reigning world heavyweight champion James J. Jeffries chose to retire rather than risk ...


Jul 4, 2017 ... July 4, 1910: Johnson vs Jeffries. The historic clash between the first black heavyweight champion and the first Great White Hope.


Jun 13, 2016 ... 1910-07-04 : James J. Jeffries 227 lbs lost to Jack Johnson 208 lbs by ... In Chicago, some 10,000 people, mostly white, gathered outside the ...


weight champion, Jack Johnson, knocked out the “great white. * Associate Professor of ..... century after the Johnson-Jeffries fight, in United States v. Stevens,30.