JOHNSON, JACK-JIM JEFFRIES ORIGINAL POLICE GAZETTE (1910-PRE FIGHT COVERAGE)

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Regular price $200.00

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 a copy of the Police Gazette dated July 2, 1910 which pictures James Jeffries on the cover and which includes pre fight coverage of this historic event.

FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, full and complete issue of the Police Gazette for July 2, 1910. 16 pages complete. Tight binding. Clean. Edge wear with some paper loss at edges. 11" x 16 1/4." 


Size: 11" x 16 1/4"

Condition: Very Good