1906-11-26 Jack Johnson drew 10 Joe Jeannette, The Auditorium, Portland, Maine, USA
1906-11-26 Jack Johnson drew 10 Joe Jeannette, The Auditorium, Portland, Maine, USA. Referee: Martin J. Sullivan. In what was a defence of his ‘black’ title Johnson met the much lighter Jeannette, who put up an excellent argument against his burly opponent. The Portland Evening Express stated that had Jeannette stood up and mixed it with Johnson he would have been beaten quickly. There was little doubt that Johnson was inclined to be merciful as twice he had Jeannette in real trouble but failed to follow up his advantage. The paper reported that it was a splendid, fast exhibition of boxing, and had Jeannette been up against anyone other than Johnson he probably would have been the favourite. The draw was obviously agreed up prior to the contest. Johnson, who again proved to be in a class of his own, put on a three-round exhibition bout against the same man in New York on 9 December.