1906-04-26 Jack Johnson w pts 15 Sam Langford, Lincoln AC, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA

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1906-04-26 Jack Johnson w pts 15 Sam Langford, Lincoln AC, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA. Billed for the ‘black’ title, Langford, who was outweighed by at least 40 pounds, gave Johnson a run for his money. Even after being dropped in the sixth round he came back strongly, finishing in good shape. Although Johnson won handily it was more to do with his cleverness than his power.

Johnson next risked his claim against Joe Jeannette (nd-w pts 6 at the Broadway AC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 20 September).