Jack Johnson vs. Fireman Jim Flynn (2nd meeting)

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1912-07-04 : Jack Johnson 212 lbs beat Fireman Jim Flynn 193 lbs by DQ in round 9 of 45

  • World Heavyweight Title
  • Promoter: Jack Curley
  • Photo #2, Photo #3, Photo #4
  • [The New York Evening World]"..The police stepped in and referee Smith awarded the bout to Johnson on a foul.."
  • Tacoma Times preview [1]; San Francisco Call coverage: [2]
"Flynn displayed no ability throughout the fight." Flynn was cut about the face and by the sixth round, he was deliberately trying to butt the champion's chin with his head. Time after time, as Johnson held him powerless in the clinches, Flynn jerked his head upward. The referee warned him repeatedly, but it did no good. Flynn told the referee, "He's hold me, he's holding me!" In the seventh round, he began leaping upward every time he could work his head under Johnson's chin. The fight was stopped in the ninth round by the state police, who declared it a brutal exhibition. The referee then announced that Johnson had won and the fight was over. Associated Press - July 5, 1912: [3]