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Jack Johnson-Jim Flynn Poster

Jack Johnson-Jim Flynn Poster

Jack Johnson fought Fireman Jim Flynn on July 4, 1912 in Las Vegas in defense of his heavyweight title. Johnson was awarded the victory by TKO in round 9. The referee warned Flynn for head-butting, which the fight film shows as Fynn apparently was trying to get loose while the taller Johnson constantly held him at the back of his upper arms. Flynn reportedly hurled racial epithets at Johnson, too. The sheriff climbed into the ring to stop this bout. Offered here is a scarce poster for this event, made of paper poster mounted on board. The two fighters are squaring off and flanked by African American fighters Jeannette, Langford, Gans, McVea, Dixon and Godfrey. Features bold color and print, with edge tears with small paper loss. Copyright 1912.


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