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sports-outsized · 28 days ago
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namelessblogger · 3 months ago
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youngpsichichugemuscle · a month ago
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coolthingsguyslike · 3 months ago
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shadowydonutslimepony · 2 months ago
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wrestlingisbest · 10 months ago
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Gable Steveson, USA into the 125kg final! He’ll wrestle three-time World Champion Geno Petriashvili of Georgia.
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alvanilla · a year ago
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Muhammad Ali
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blunt-science · a year ago
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This is Jack Johnson with his wife Etta Terry Duryea. Johnson, at the height of the Jim Crow era, became the first African-American Heavyweight champion. Find out more about Johnson’s story below 👇👇
Jack Johnson was the son of ex-slaves and the third of 9 children. His debut came at the age of 20 where he fought – and knocked out – Charley Brooks, winning him a purse of just $1.50. As Johnson made more of a name for himself, he was unable to challenge for the heavyweight crown as the current title holder Jim Jeffries refused to fight him; something that was common within the boxing world in that era.
As time went on, and due to Johnson’s obvious skill as well as his bravado and popularity, a chance at the heavyweight title was on the horizon. Johnson made a point to follow the new heavyweight champion Tommy Burns around the globe, taunting him in front of the press for a duration of 2 years, until he finally provoked a match. This title fight occurred in 1908 in Sydney, Australia and the fight was only agreed on by Burns as he was guaranteed a large purse of $30,000. The police stepped in at the 14th round and stopped the fight, with Johnson being declared the winner.
This moment flared up racial animosity, with a portion of whites calling for a “Great White Hope” to take the title from Johnson. The New York Times itself even wrote "If the black man wins, thousands and thousands of his ignorant brothers will misinterpret his victory as justifying claims to much more than mere physical equality with their white neighbors”. Famously during this racial animosity, Winston Churchill banned a scheduled fight in England, as well as the entrance of Johnson. Whether due to public pressure, or the possibility of a black man beating an English soldier in the heart of the British Empire, Churchill declared that Johnson’s fight was “not in the best interests of the nation”. This clearly had a large effect on Johnson, who previously thought of England as the bastion of civilisation, but later stated that the British were hypocrites and no better than Americans.
In 1910, Johnson finally got his chance to fight Jim Jeffries in what was dubbed “the fight of the century”. This was a humbling moment for Jeffries who, after the loss, declared “I could never have whipped Johnson at my best”.
Johnson also faced persecution in his life outside of boxing. Notably, he was arrested in 1912 for violating the Mann Act – jurisdiction that forbade “transporting women across state lines for immoral purposes” – after travelling with his white girlfriend Lucille Cameron. Though this case fell apart, Johnson was later arrested for similar reasons due to his relationship with Belle Schreiber, a relationship that occurred before the Mann Act even existed. In front of an all-white jury, with Kenesaw Landis presiding over the case (the man who fought for disallowing black baseball players, known as the baseball color line), Schreiber testified against Johnson and he was sentenced to prison. Johnson skipped bail and fled with his wife to France. For seven years, they lived in exile across Europe, South America and Mexico, until finally he surrendered himself at the Mexican border. 
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sports-outsized · a month ago
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namelessblogger · a month ago
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Eddie Valentine
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chubbyaut · 7 days ago
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youngpsichichugemuscle · 2 months ago
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themsleeves · 8 months ago
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WILDER vs FURY III
3rd time KO and referee stoppage on Round 11
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tradietom · 7 months ago
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brutalrules · 4 months ago
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MINNESOTA HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP GABLE STEVESON
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kemetic-dreams · 9 days ago
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On the 8th June 2002. Mike Tyson cradles his baby son Miguel (Now 19 years old) in his dressing room, after his heavyweight title fight with Lennox Lewis at The Pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee.
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muchalucha-art · 3 months ago
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¡Mucha Lucha! Characters Of The Day
A rag-tag bunch of side characters and ne'er-do-wells designed for season one. Did any of these make the cut? My memory is foggy...
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shadowydonutslimepony · 7 months ago
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sports-outsized · 2 months ago
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