1908-10-01 On signing to meet Tommy Burns, Jack Johnson would become the first black man allowed to contest the world heavyweight title, thus ushering in what I would recognise as the start of the modern era

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1908-10-01 On signing to meet Tommy Burns, Jack Johnson would become the first black man to contest the world heavyweight title, thus ushering in the modern era.

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