JOHNSON, JACK-JAMES JEFFRIES BRASS SOUVENIR PLATE (1910)
JO Sports Inc.
Regular price $750.00
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. Offered here is an original brass, souvenir plate which was made for this event.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original brass, souvenir plate which was made at the time of the fight to commemorate it. Has raised boxers at the center and has engraved the fight, fighters, purse and date on perimeter. Clean with only minor surface wear. 4 1/2" x 4 1/2." Scarce.
Size: 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"