Boxing Day: The Fight That Changed the World

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  • Written by Jeff Wells
  • ISBN 0732264804
  • Format: Paperback, 245pp
  • Pub. Date: November 1999
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

On Boxing Day, 1908, 20 000 spectators gathered at a Sydney stadium to watch the fight between Jack Johnson, a black Galveston streetfighter, and Canadian Tommy Burns. The match pitted a white versus black man for the first time in a heavyweight championship bout. Ringside, writer Jack London was witness to the merciless and clinical destruction of the Johnson...or so it was thought.