Boxing Day: The Fight That Changed the World
- Written by Jeff Wells
- ISBN 0732264804
- Format: Paperback, 245pp
- Pub. Date: November 1999
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
FROM THE PUBLISHER:
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.