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Jack Johnson

W L D
55 11 8
35 KOs 6 KOs
last 6


bouts 77 rating
rounds 703 ranking
KOs 37%
 
global ID 001187
birth nameJohn Arthur Johnson
aliasGalveston Giant
born 1878-03-31
death date1946-06-10 / age 68
debut1897-11-01 / age 19
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 0½″   /   184cm
reach
74″   /   188cm
residence
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
birth place
Galveston, Texas, USA

newspaper decisions
bouts rounds won lost drawn
95 123 15 0 3

Career Record

95 total bouts, view in calendar
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unverified
unsanctioned
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
Brad Simmons
28
13
3
 W  
KO2/0
Wichita, Kansas, USA
THE RING reported that Johnson made a couple of voodoo passes over Brad, who then went down. Both men were barred from ever again appearing in a Kansas ring.
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Brad Simmons
27
12
3
 L 
PTS10/10
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
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Rough House Wilson
0
1
0
 W  
DQ3/10
Douglas Park, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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Bill Hartwell
13
6
4
 L 
RTD6/10
Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Johnson, who claimed he broke his hand in the second round, didn't come out for round 7
referee: Tom Dixon
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235Bearcat Wright
30
7
7
211
 L 
KO5/10
Topeka, Kansas, USA
Johnson held Wright on nearly even terms for four rounds, but in the fifth a solar plexus blow followed by a right uppercut put him down for the full count. (Associated Press)
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Brad Simmons
15
4
1
 L 
PTS10/10
101 Ranch Arena, Ponca City, Oklahoma, USA
The pair had been scheduled to fight 10 rounds to a decision at Drumright Oklahoma's Baseball Park on August 18 1924. On account of an injury sustained by Johnson the bout was called off and Johnson asked for a postponement until the following Labor Day. As a report of that bout has yet to be found, it is unlikely it was ever held. "Brad Simmons, Drumright heavyweight, was given a decision over Jack Johnson, former world's heavyweight champion, in a ten-round fight staged here. The Drumright man threw every lead he knew only to see them all smothered by Johnson's perfect defense. But Johnson on offense was a disappointment." Location is Enid, OK. Source: AP (Dallas Morning News)
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Bob Lawson
26
11
2
 L 
RTD7/12
Coliseum, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Johnson didn't come out for the 8th round after being floored at end of seventh
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218Pat Lester
22
5
3
225
 W  
PTS15/15
Bull Ring, Nogales, Sonora, Mexico
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221Homer Smith
30
12
0
197½
 W  
PTS10/10
St. Denis Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
A "colossal burlesque," was the general opinion of the 5,000 assembled, with Smith taking the count of nine on several occasions "without apparently being hard hit." Johnson "did not take the fight seriously, other than from the box office end, and his much touted effort to stage a comeback fell by the wayside." Montreal Gazette
referee: Georges Rivet
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Jack Thompson
20
10
5
 W  
NWS12/12
Havana, Cuba
 W  
NWS
12/12

Havana, Cuba
"So bad was the bout that the boxing commissioner, sitting at the ringside, fined each fighter $500 for stalling. In the 10th round the referee left the ring (and replaced by promoter Sam Tolan), while a shower of cushions, pop bottles and other missiles were hurled at the boxers." Tacoma News Tribune. Wire Service report states no official decision was rendered.
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212Farmer Lodge
10
8
0
215
 W  
KO4/0
Havana, Cuba
 W  
KO
4/0

Havana, Cuba
Havana Commmission ruled on May 15 that Lodge was kayoed, not fouled as he claimed. A return match was called for, but Lodge was later declared unfit to box for at least six weeks.
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George Robertsdebut
 W  
KO3/0
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
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Bob Wilsondebut
 W  
KO3/0
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
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Marty Cutler
0
7
0
 W  
KO6/25
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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Tom Cowler
43
12
2
 W  
PTS15/15
Plaza de Toros, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
The Laredo Times reported that Johnson could have easily knocked out Cowler, but let his opponent go the full distance.
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Bob Roper
4
1
1
 W  
PTS10/10
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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Jim Flynndebut
 W  
KO2/0
Teatro de la Gran Via, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
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Blink McCloskey
26
33
17
 W  
RTD6/20
Teatro Circo Price, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
McCloskey retired after round 6 with an injury to his right hand.
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242Arthur Cravandebut
230
 W  
KO6/20
Plaza de Toros Monumental, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
After this bout Johnson gave an exhibitions with Kid Johnson and his nephew Gus Rhodes, who had boxed 4 rounds before the main event.
This bout was filmed.
referee: Tony Berton
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Frank Crozier
3
4
0
 W  
TKO7/10
Gran Teatro de Madrid, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
Crozier quit after several knockdowns. Johnson wrestled with his nephew afterwards.
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225Jess Willard
20
3
1
238½
 L 
KO26/45
Oriental Park, Havana, Cuba
World Heavyweight Title
time: 1:26   referee: Jack Welsh
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Jack Murray
15
7
17
 W  
KO3/10
Sociedad Sportiva Argentina, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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221½Frank Moran
21
6
2
203
 W  
PTS20/20
Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris, Paris, France
World Heavyweight Title
referee: Georges Carpentier
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213¾Battling Jim Johnson
19
6
2
222¾
 D 
PTS10/10
Premierland, Paris, Paris, France
World Heavyweight Title
One ringside report said that the spectators loudly protested that the men were not fighting and demanded their money back. Jack Johnson said he injured his left arm in the third round and could not use it, but ringsiders said he used his left often and likely fractured it when both fell to the mat in the tenth round. Post-fight examination revealed a slight fracture of the radial in his left arm. In August it had been widely reported by Joe Woodman that Johnson had agreed to terms to fight Sam Langford in Paris. Weights per La Presse Tale of the Tape: 97kg Jack Johnson, 101kg Jim Johnson.
referee: Emile Maitrot
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212Fireman Jim Flynn
44
12
14
193
 W  
DQ9/45
Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA
World Heavyweight Title
The referee repeatedly warned Flynn for head-butting. (Fight film shows Flynn head-butting, apparently trying to get loose while the taller Johnson constantly holds 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 and referee Smith awarded it to Johnson on a foul.
referee: Wn. W. Smith
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208James J. Jeffries
19
0
2
227
 W  
TKO15/45
Reno, Nevada, USA
 W  
TKO
15/45

Reno, Nevada, USA
World Heavyweight Title
Reportedly the first time a venue was constructed specifically for one boxing show. (Promoter & Referee: Tex Rickard. United States President Taft declined Rickard's telegraphed offer to referee.) Tommy Burns, Jake Kilraine, Abe Attell and others were introduced to the crowd of 16,528.
time: 2:20   referee: Tex Rickard
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205½Stanley Ketchel
48
3
4
170¼
 W  
KO12/20
Mission Street Arena, Colma, California, USA
World Heavyweight Title
referee: Jack Welsh
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209Al Kaufman
18
1
0
191
 W  
NWS10/10
Coffroth's Arena, San Francisco, California, USA
World Heavyweight Title
"Jack Johnson had no trouble winning a 'newspaper' decision over Al Kaufman this afternoon in ten rounds. There was an agreement that no decision was to be rendered if both were on their feet at the end. Johnson landed almost at will, while Kaufman got in only two effective blows. It appeared as though Johnson could have ended the fight at any time." (Associated Press)
referee: Eddie Smith
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207Tony Ross
11
6
2
214
 W  
NWS6/6
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
World Heavyweight Title
Johnson won the newspaper decision. (Washington Post) The Pittsburgh Post did not consider this to be a title fight. Johnson was an easy winner.
referee: Jimmy Dime
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205Philadelphia Jack O'Brien
92
6
14
162½
 D 
NWS6/6
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
World Heavyweight Title was at risk because this was a no-decision bout. "Three or four times during the mix-ups, O'Brien was roughed to the floor, and once he got tangled in the ropes." (Philadelphia Inquirer). The Philadelphia Inquirer scored for Johnson. Wilkes-Barre Times Leader had O'Brien winning three rounds, with two even, and 5th round to Johnson (same report was printed in NY Sun and Washington Herald). The NY Times ruled it a draw. Wire reports in multiple newspapers (for example, San Francisco Call) had it a draw. Trenton Times reported that the referee stated he thought O'Brien the winner by a shade. The Sports editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer in May 23 issue wrote: "A half dozen writers, for instance, gave Johnson the credit of having won the bout, but no two of them agreed as to the distance by which he won, and if you read all these accounts you must have come to the conclusion that he won at any distance from a whisker to a city block. And it was the same with the able gentlemen who espoused the O'Brien cause. Some declared that he won all the way, and that but for his willingness to take the initiative there would have been no milling at all, while others gave him the decision solely for the splendid showing he made against such a tremendous physical handicap." The Philadelphia Item stated that O'Brien soundly out-boxed Johnson. All-in-all, it seems that the best choice would be to show it as a draw.
referee: Jack McGuigan
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192Tommy Burns
42
2
8
168½
 W  
PTS14/20
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
World Heavyweight Title
Bout halted by the police, per prior agreement; decision awarded by the referee. Both wore 4oz gloves.
referee: Hugh McIntosh
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Ben Taylor
23
13
3
 W  
TKO8/10
Old Cosmo Rink, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 01 August 1908
referee: JT Hulls
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192Fireman Jim Flynn
33
8
13
174½
 W  
KO11/45
Coffroth's Arena, San Francisco, California, USA
Flynn turned to the referee and said "I wish I was as clever as this nigger" a moment before Johnson dropped him. Flynn was revived in his corner. Weights provided by the San Francisco Call.
time: 1:30   referee: Billy Roche
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185Sailor Burke
13
1
0
165
 W  
NWS6/6
Smith's Theater, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Johnson won the newspaper decision. (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)Burke was knocked down for 9 counts at least once in every round amid cries of fake![According to Bob Edgren]
referee: Danny Walker
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Charles Cutler
1
1
0
 W  
KO1/6
Lauer's Park, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Cutler was a protege of John L. Sullivan.
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Bob Fitzsimmons
63
6
3
 W  
KO2/6
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Result from both the Philadelphia Item and the Philadelphia Record.
referee: Billy McCarney
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Bill Lang
5
3
1
 W  
TKO9/20
Richmond Race Course, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
referee: Mick McInerey
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Peter Felix
20
12
7
 W  
KO1/20
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
World 'colored' heavyweight title
Felix is Australian Colored Champion
time: 2:20
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Joe Jeannette
6
3
1
 D 
NWS10/10
Auditorium, Portland, Maine, USA
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title. Johnson 20lbs heavier. The local paper called it a draw, though it also said Johnson was the cleverer boxer and ring general and slightly outclassed Jeannette. Research done by Adam Pollack.
referee: Marty Sullivan
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Jim Jeffords
20
15
1
 W  
NWS6/6
Lancaster A.C., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
The Philadelphia Item reported that Johnson had the better of the fight.
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Joe Jeannette
6
3
1
 W  
NWS6/6
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Johnson received the newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
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Billy Dunning
3
1
2
 D 
NWS10/10
Millinocket, Maine, USA
Newspaper decision from the Boston Daily Globe
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Charlie Haghey
18
10
7
 W  
KO2/12
Gloucester A.C., Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Jack Sheehan
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185Sam Langford
32
4
15
156
 W  
PTS15/15
Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
Langford was knocked down in round 6
referee: Martin Flaherty
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Black Bill
11
4
3
 W  
KO7/10
Peerless A.C., Pittston, Pennsylvania, USA
7th round KO according to Wilkes-Barre Times, bout held near Pittston. 6th round KO at Wilkes-Barre according to Philadelphia Item.
referee: Buck Kelly
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205Joe Jeannette
5
1
1
185
 W  
PTS15/15
Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
referee: Frederick Sweigert
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Jim McCormick
3
6
1
 D 
PTS10/10
Grand Opera House, Topeka, Kansas, USA
"In what was to have been a ten round contest at the Grand Opera house Thursday evening of last week, Jack Johnson punished Big Jim McCormack of Texas so severely that the bout was cut off in the eighth round and called a draw." (Topeka Plaindealer, Feb 16, 1906)
According to Topeka Daily Capital and Topeka Daily State Journal (searched by Adam Pollack) the bout went full 10 rounds.
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Bob Kerns
2
5
0
 W  
KO1/10
Kansas Athletic Association, Topeka, Kansas, USA
time: 1:10
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Joe Jeannette
5
1
1
 W  
NWS3/3
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York, USA
Johnson won decisively per Binghamton NY Press
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Joe Jeannette
3
1
1
 W  
NWS6/6
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Johnson won the newspaper decision from Jeannette (Philadelphia Item).
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Young Peter Jackson
67
16
21
 W  
NWS12/12
Eureka A.C., Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
"At its conclusion no decision was given. Johnson had undertaken to knock Jackson out within twelve rounds or take the smaller end of the receipts. He failed to do so." (Durango Democrat) The New York Evening World reported that Johnson twice knocked down Jackson and had administered lots of punishment; Jackson on his part had done little fighting.
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Joe Jeannette
2
1
1
 L 
DQ2/6
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
According to the Philadelphia Item, Jeannette was winning the fight until he was fouled.
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Joe Grim
16
10
1
 W  
NWS6/6
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Johnson "bested" Grim, "knocking him down more than a dozen times. Grim was down and taking the count when the gong ended the bout." (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette) According to the Philadelphia Item Johnson gave Grim the worst punishment of his career.
referee: Jack McGuigan
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Sandy Ferguson
28
8
11
 W  
DQ7/15
Douglas A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
Enraged by Johnson's insulting patter and left-hook to the belly, Ferguson took advantage of a bearhug by Johnson to drive his knee twice into his opponent's groin. Ferguson had taken the first two rounds, round three was even, but Johnson began driving home a wicked left hook to the stomach to take the fifth and sixth, and one or two may have strayed.
referee: Bill Crowley
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Black Bill
10
3
2
 W  
NWS3/3
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Johnson fought both Black Bill and Morris Harris on this program.
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Morris Harris
7
0
0
 W  
KO1/3
Broadway A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Johnson fought Harris and Black Bill on the same day in two three-rounders.
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Jack Munroe
10
4
3
 W  
NWS6/6
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Johnson won the newspaper decision. Munroe was at least 20 pounds over his best weight and carried a spare tire.(Fort Wayne Journal Gazette) According to the Philadelphia Item, Jack Johnson "battered" Munroe.
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Joe Jeannette
0
1
0
 W  
NWS3/3
Knickerbocker A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Johnson - who attempted to knock out the first of two men on this card - dropped Jeannette three times in round 1, but after that his opponent stuck it out and gave as much as he took. In the end both the New York Evening World and the Washington Times declared it a very even fight. UPDATE: According to a consensus of the Philadelphia newspapers, Johnson won the bout. The Philadelphia Record and Philadelphia Evening Bulletin both awarded the bout to Johnson and the Philadelphia Inquirer account stated that "Johnson seemed unable to get to Jeannette with any of his blows effectively, although the New Yorker took the count more than once to gather his wits about him when the milling got a bit warm."
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Walter Johnson
6
9
5
 W  
KO3/3
Knickerbocker A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
This was Jack Johnson's second fight of the evening. Walter Johnson gave him a tough battle, but Jack knocked him out in round three.
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Black Bill
10
2
2
 W  
KO4/6
Knickerbocker A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Result from the Philadelphia Item was in favor of Johnson. (The Item made no mention of this fight involving the "colored heavyweight title."
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Jim Jeffords
20
13
1
 W  
KO4/6
Knickerbocker A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Result was a knockout win for Johnson over Jeffords at the Philadelphia Item.
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Marvin Hart
21
3
3
 L 
PTS20/20
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
referee: Alec Greggains
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Denver Ed Martin
15
4
0
 W  
KO2/20
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title.
"..Manager McCarey of the Century Athletic Club announced that he would offer a $15,000 guarantee for a match between Jeffries and Johnson..."
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Frank Childs
40
7
7
 W  
PTS6/6
Empire A.A., Chicago, Illinois, USA
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
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190Sam McVea
8
2
0
207
 W  
KO20/20
Mechanic's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
According to the San Francisco Call this was poor fight with Johnson dominating until knocking out McVey 20 seconds from the final bell.
referee: Eddie Graney
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Black Bill
9
1
1
 W  
NWS6/6
Lenox A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Newspaper decision as reported in the Philadelphia Record was in favor of Johnson, however the smaller and lighter Black Bill made it a close fight.
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Sandy Ferguson
26
7
10
 N 
NC5/6
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
[According to the NY Evening World, Ferguson had been slated to meet Gus Ruhlin Feb 4th at Chelsea, Mass.] Referee McGuigan left the ring in round 5 because Johnson and Ferguson were deemed to be 'faking.' Johnson and Ferguson were substituting for Kid Carter and Billy Stift. Stift had failed to appear and Carter refused to fight Ferguson, so Johnson stepped up.
referee: Jack McGuigan
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Sandy Ferguson
24
6
10
 W  
PTS20/20
Colma, California, USA
referee: Jack Welsh
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Sam McVea
8
1
0
 W  
PTS20/20
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
The San Francisco Call reported that McVey - who was floored in rounds 1 and 6 - put up a plucky fight but was 'outgeneraled, outboxed and outclassed.'
referee: Charles Eyton
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Sandy Ferguson
21
6
10
 W  
NWS6/6
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Newspaper decision from the New York Evening World, which reported it to be a tame bout in which Johnson was easily the better of the two. However, the Philadelphia Record considered it close and that Johnson "edged" Ferguson.
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Joe Butler
38
14
3
 W  
KO3/6
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
From the Philadelphia Item.
referee: William H. Rocap
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Sandy Ferguson
20
5
9
 W  
PTS10/10
Essex A.C., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Dan Donnelly
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Sam McVea
6
0
0
 W  
PTS20/20
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
Johnson about 25 pounds lighter than McVey
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180Denver Ed Martin
14
1
0
203
 W  
PTS20/20
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
Johnson wins world 'colored' heavyweight title.
Johnson had Martin down 4 times in the 11th round, but couldn't finish him.
referee: Harry Stuart
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Fred Russell
15
8
3
 W  
DQ8/20
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
Russell was disqualified for repeated low blows. Johnson was a late substitute for Sam McVea who was injured in training.
referee: Harry Stuart
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185George Gardner
32
3
2
155
 W  
PTS20/20
Woodward's Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
Gardner was down in the 8th and 14th rounds.
referee: Jack Kitchen
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Frank Childs
38
5
7
 W  
TKO12/20
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
Childs loses his claim as world 'colored' heavyweight champion. Childs's seconds claimed he dislocated his elbow.
referee: John Brink
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Hank Griffin
22
3
7
 D 
PTS20/20
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Jack Jeffries
1
1
1
 W  
KO5/20
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
Jeffries was the brother of former heavyweight champion James Jeffries
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Joe Kennedy
10
4
3
 W  
KO4/15
Reliance A.C., Oakland, California, USA
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Hank Griffin
22
3
6
 D 
PTS15/15
Reliance A.C., Oakland, California, USA
Johnson is from Denver. SF Call
referee: Eddie Smith
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Hank Griffin
20
3
6
 L 
PTS20/20
Armory Hall, Bakersfield, California, USA
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Mexican Pete Everett
27
12
0
 D 
PTS20/20
Gold Coin Club, Victor, Colorado, USA
referee: Jerry Mahoney
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Billy Stift
22
9
8
 D 
PTS10/10
Colorado A.C., Denver, Colorado, USA
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Joe Choynski
49
11
5
 L 
KO3/20
Harmony Hall, Galveston, Texas, USA
referee: Herbert Bernau
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Jim Scanlan
26
4
4
 D 
PTS7/20
Galveston A.C., Galveston, Texas, USA
Stopped in round 7 because of the fighters' failure to break clean despite repeated warnings by the referee. Though the referee did not give a decision in the ring, he would later say to the Galveston Daily News that he had ruled the fight a draw.
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Klondike Haynes
17
5
1
 W  
TKO14/20
Phoenix A.C., Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Klondike refused to continue after round 14
The fight previously listed here as occurring on May 26, 1902, with Jack Johnson in Memphis, supposedly won by Johnson on 13-round knockout, is undoubtedly a duplication of this fight. No report of a second Memphis fight has ever come to the surface. Also, the second fight did not appear in either the Police Gazette or Andrews record books and made its appearance as an incorrect dating in the 1941 Ring All-Time Record Book, the correctly dated fight being omitted. This produced the confusion and sometimes fights on both dates are listed.
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Klondike Haynes
14
4
0
 D 
PTS20/20
Galveston A.C., Galveston, Texas, USA
It had been agreed beforehand that the bout would be ruled a draw if both fighters were on their feet at the end of 20 rounds.
referee: Jim Scanlan
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168Jim McCormick
0
1
1
175
 W  
DQ6/20
Galveston A.C., Galveston, Texas, USA
McCormick was disqualified for fouling Johnson
The pair had fought 15 rounds as the opening event of the new Galveston A.C. clubrooms on March 21 1900.
referee: Ned Sedgwick
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William McNeilldebut
 N 
ND4/4
Galveston A.C., Galveston, Texas, USA
The Galveston Daily News did not report an official result, but stated that the 4-round contest 'was full of swift, hard drives and considerable mixing and the audience was pleased.'
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Jim McCormick
0
1
1
 N 
ND15/15
Galveston A.C., Galveston, Texas, USA
The Galveston Daily News reported that McCormick finished the fight with a closed left eye and a swollen left cheek, while Johnson had spit a quantity of blood.
To avoid a clash with Texas State Law, which forbade prizefighting, the Galveston A.C. employed fighters as their physical instructors and labeled their fights as 'exhibitions of boxing' for the members of the club.
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Klondike Haynes
5
2
0
 L 
TKO5/6
Howard Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Chicago Daily Tribune. "...Johnson knocked Haines down in Round one with an uppercut, and only the bell saved Klondyke..."George Siler Haines claimed 'black' Heavyweight title. Date of May 8 reported in the Chicago Tribune.
referee: Malachy Hogan
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Cherokee debut
 W  
KO0/6
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Correct date for fight listed as occuring in 1896 in Johnson biography from research by Bob Yalen. Knockout round not certain but scheduled for six rounds.
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Ed Johnsondebut
 W  
KO5/0
Convention Hall, Galveston, Texas, USA
Billed for the Texas State Middleweight Title.
referee: Billy McCarthy
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Charley Brooksdebut
 W  
KO2/15
Prof. Bernau's Gymnasium, Galveston, Texas, USA
Billed for the Texas State Middleweight Title.
referee: Kid Lewis
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