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1913-12-19 [[Jack Johnson]] drew 10 (20) [[Battling Jim Johnson]], Elysee Montmartre Centre, Paris, France. Referee: Emil Maitrot. Although the NYSAC strangely cabled the promoter their backing of Jack Johnson as champion, it is doubtful whether the IBU saw it as a championship contest as they had already vacated the title in early December. The first few rounds saw Jack Johnson playing with his namesake, Jim, but after supposedly breaking his left arm in the third he used only his right and the contest degenerated into continuous holding and clutching. Both men slipped to the floor in the tenth, with Jack looking decidedly groggy, and at the end of the session the referee hurriedly offered up a drawn decision.  
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1913-12-19 [[Jack Johnson]] drew 10 [[Battling Jim Johnson]], Elysee Montmartre Centre, Paris, France. Referee: Emil Maitrot. Although the NYSAC strangely cabled the promoter their backing of Jack Johnson as champion, it is doubtful whether the IBU saw it as a championship contest as they had already vacated the title in early December. The first few rounds saw Jack Johnson playing with his namesake, Jim, but after supposedly breaking his left arm in the third he used only his right and the contest degenerated into continuous holding and clutching. Both men slipped to the floor in the tenth, with Jack looking decidedly groggy, and at the end of the session the referee hurriedly offered up a drawn decision.  
  
 
The fight had been the first where two black men had contested the heavyweight title and the result was strange to say the least, especially as Jack had undertaken to stop Jim inside ten rounds.
 
The fight had been the first where two black men had contested the heavyweight title and the result was strange to say the least, especially as Jack had undertaken to stop Jim inside ten rounds.

Revision as of 17:51, 29 March 2012

1913-12-19 Jack Johnson drew 10 Battling Jim Johnson, Elysee Montmartre Centre, Paris, France. Referee: Emil Maitrot. Although the NYSAC strangely cabled the promoter their backing of Jack Johnson as champion, it is doubtful whether the IBU saw it as a championship contest as they had already vacated the title in early December. The first few rounds saw Jack Johnson playing with his namesake, Jim, but after supposedly breaking his left arm in the third he used only his right and the contest degenerated into continuous holding and clutching. Both men slipped to the floor in the tenth, with Jack looking decidedly groggy, and at the end of the session the referee hurriedly offered up a drawn decision.

The fight had been the first where two black men had contested the heavyweight title and the result was strange to say the least, especially as Jack had undertaken to stop Jim inside ten rounds.