History: Bombardier Billy Wells was matched to fight the current world heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson, in London in October 1911, but religious opponents of excessive prize money, led by Baptist minister Frederick Brotherton Meyer, and opponents of contests between the races, caused the fight to be cancelled by Winston Churchill, who was then Home Secretary. A 'colour bar' remained in British boxing until 1947. Offered here is a rare, color supplement poster of Jack Johnson and Bombardier Billy Wells issued for their scheduled fight in 1911.

Full description: This is a rare, paper, blank backed, color supplement issued by Boxing (Magazine in 1911. Pictures both fighters in fight pose. Bold color and print. Bold, clear images. Small pin holes on perimeter. Edge and corner wear. Minor soiling. 8" x 10 3/4."

Size: 8 x 10 3/4

Categories: Posters & Broadsides & Lobby Cards - Johnson, Jack - English Champions

Condition: very good

Quantity: 1

Price: $375.00

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