1914-03-27 Sam Langford nd-w pts 10 Battling Jim Johnson, Empire AC, Maspeth, Queens, NYC, New York, USA

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1914-03-27 Sam Langford nd-w pts 10 Battling Jim Johnson, Empire AC, Maspeth, Queens, NYC, New York, USA. Making another successful defence of the ‘black’ title, Langford (200), who was outweighed by Johnson (226), took eight of the ten rounds in a contest with little action and no knockdowns. Many of the sessions resembled a peace conflict until they got going near the end to uncork some vicious blows. At times Johnson got angry with the amount of straight lefts coming his way, but although he occasionally assumed a warlike attitude it quickly subsided.

Langford next risked the ‘black’ title in two eight-rounders, against George Kid Cotton (w pts 8 at the City Auditorium, Chattanooga, Tennessee on 15 April) and Rough House Ware (w rsc 5 at the Phoenix AC, Memphis, Tennessee on 20 April).