Today, April 5, 2015, marks the 100th anniversary of the world heavyweight title bout between Jack Johnson and Jess Willard. With an incredible run-up to the bout between two incredible personalities, our resident historian, Lee Groves looks back.
July 4, America’s celebration of the adoption date of the Declaration of Independence, is one of the most festive holidays on the calendar. Once upon a time it was also a date when major boxing events were held. RingTV.com’s resident historian Lee Groves gives us his choice of the most notable July 4 fights.
Jack Johnson made history by stopping Tommy Burns to win the heavyweight championship in 1908. Photo / THE RING This is Part I of a two-part series. Tomorrow: The dwindling number of African-Americans in boxing. Jack Johnson exists today only on the periphery of our consciousness, a place the first black heavyweight champion would no […]