Name: SULLIVAN, JOHN L. ANTIQUE PHOTO (1910-RINGSIDE AT JOHNSON-JEFFRIES FIGHT)
History: On July 4, 1910 Jack Johnson successfully defended his heavyweight title against Jim Jeffries, the former champion. Jeffries had retired undefeated champion after his last fight in 1904. Encouraged greatly by a racist public eager to get rid of Jack Johnson, Jeffries agreed to fight Johnson, but age and an almost six year lay-off, coupled with Johnson's great skill and youth proved to be too much. Jeffries was easily defeated in a one sided match. Presented here is an antique Dana photo from this bout, picturing John L. Sullivan at ringside.
Full description: This antique photo from the Johnson-Jeffries bout is 4 1/2" x 6 1/2." There is a small rip in the lower right corner and there is some light wear along the left edge.
Size: 4 1/2 x 6 1/2
Categories: Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Sullivan, John L. - Johnson, Jack
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