Regular price $350.00

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 a complete copy of the Minneapolis Journal for the date July 5, 1910 which has complete coverage of the fight and pictures Jack Johnson on the cover. The paper gives facts and figures about the fight, events leading up to the fight and complete round by round coverage all on the first page.
This is the complete newspaper for the day. In fine condition with a beautiful picture of Jack Johnson in the lower left area. The text is clear. No staining. Slight chipping in the lower right corner. Wonderful display piece with complete coverage and the picture of Johnson. One of the best examples of an immediate post fight newspaper we have encountered. 16 1/2" x 23 1/2."

Size: 16 1/2 x 23 1/2

Condition: excellent