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Jeffries vs. Johnson Round 15 Final Minutes Photograph by Dana

Jeffries vs. Johnson Round 15 Final Minutes Photograph by Dana

James J. Jeffries, former Heavyweight World Champ, is on his last legs against Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson in this B andW Dana Photo S.F. No.17 taken in the final minutes of the 15th and final round on July 4, 1910. Jeffries came out of a six-year retirement to become "The Great White Hope" in his challenge of African-American Johnson for the Heavyweight crown in what was termed "The Fight of the Century." Jeffries had let his weight rise to nearly 300 pounds in his retired years, and although he lost much of his excess weight in training for the fight, he was weak and had lost his previously speedy reflexes. Johnson had broken Jeffries' nose in the previous round, and one can see the resultant dripping blood. After Johnson knocked out Jeffries in this round to retain the title, race fights and riots developed in many areas of the U.S. and an estimated 11-26 persons, encompassing both Whites and Blacks, had died. Framed at 21.5x18". Good condition. Important for its boxing and historical value.

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