Regular price $400.00

On June 27, 1914 at the Velodrome in Paris, France world heavyweight champion Jack Johnson fought Frank Moran in the featured bout. It was reported before the fight that Johnson would get $35,000 and Moran $5,000. Johnson was a 3 to 1 favorite. There was a crowd of 30,000. Georges Carpentier was the referee and sole judge. The 20-year-old Frenchman, an admitted admirer of Johnson, was the reigning European Heavyweight Champion and future World Light Heavyweight Champion. The St. Petersburg Daily Times reported the following on June 28, 1914: The battle was hard fought, but Johnson won easily. Moran was game and stubborn and did most of the leading. Johnson's superior skill was effective and his upper-cutting wore Moran down and won the contest. . . . There were no knockdowns, or anything resembling a finishing blow in the fight. At the close Moran's face was bleeding from a cut under the nose and left eye. Johnson showed no marks.Offered here i san original, first generation photo depicting Jack Johnson being restrained by officials during his training for the fight.
This is an original, first generation photo with photographer stamp on the back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. 4 5/8" x 6 1/2."

Size: 4 5/8 x 6 1/2

Condition: excellent