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Jack Johnson fought Fireman Jim Flynn on July 4, 1912 in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Johnson stopped Flynn in the 9th round to successfully defend his World Heavyweight Title. "Flynn displayed no ability throughout the fight." Flynn was cut about the face and by the sixth round, he was deliberately trying to butt the champion's chin with his head. Time after time, as Johnson held him powerless in the clinches, Flynn jerked his head upward. The referee warned him repeatedly, but it did no good. Flynn told the referee, "He's hold me, he's holding me!" In the seventh round, he began leaping upward every time he could work his head under Johnson's chin. The fight was stopped in the ninth round by the state police, who declared it a brutal exhibition. The referee then announced that Johnson had won and the fight was over. Associated Press - July 5, 1912. Presented here is an original, first generation photo depicting Fireman Jim Flynn, his sparring partner, camp members and on lookers along with promoter Jack Curly at Flynn's camp before this fight.
This is an original, first generation photo. Photo is clearly first generation, taken from original negative, but photo paper indicates it was likely printed after 1906. Image is bold and clear. Not creased. Minor edge wear. No tears. Clean front and back. Paper residue on back from being mounted in an album. 8" x 10." Rare shot.

Size: 8 x 10

Condition: excellent