First Black Champion.

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sg1985 wrote:Was Jack Johnson the first black champion of any division or were there champions in lower weight classes?

Grimm wrote:Not sure maybe Gans
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Re: First Black Champion.

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granberry wrote:
sg1985 wrote:Was Jack Johnson the first black champion of any division or were there champions in lower weight classes?

Grimm wrote:Not sure maybe Gans[/quote

Boxrec---HOME of the clueless.

granberry, you don't even know how to quote.

STFU NOOB.
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granberry wrote:
sg1985 wrote:Was Jack Johnson the first black champion of any division or were there champions in lower weight classes?

Grimm wrote:Not sure maybe Gans
Collins stooge Grim is incompetent when it comes to the subject of boxing

and PROUD of it.
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Re: First Black Champion.

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granberry wrote:
granberry wrote:
sg1985 wrote:Was Jack Johnson the first black champion of any division or were there champions in lower weight classes?

Grimm wrote:Not sure maybe Gans
Collins stooge Grim is incompetent when it comes to the subject of boxing

and PROUD of it.
granberry why don't you go find you a hooker maybe relieve some stress or something.
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Re: First Black Champion.

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I'm afraid granberry spills his seed upon the ground.

Or, more accurately, onto that comic book he keeps posting.
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Re: First Black Champion.

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Counter-puncher wrote:
granberry went on the WEST COAST BOXING thread once

he was LAUGHED off, as though he was some kind of CRANK.
Yes, and he didn't venture back after they all laughed at his stupid posts.
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Re: First Black Champion.

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George Dixon
1870-1909

Generally credited as the first world champion of African descent.

Inducted on Saturday into the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
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George Dixon, the great bantamweight...That is correct. He was the first black of any country to win a world title.

The great Joe Gans was the first African American or Black American to win a world title.

The great Jack Johnson was the first African American or Black American to win the heavyweight world title.
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Andrew Jeptha, first "black" British Champion

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This guy had an interesting life.
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raylawpc wrote:Image

George Dixon
1870-1909

Generally credited as the first world champion of African descent.

Inducted on Saturday into the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
raylawc,

Are you able to COMPREHEND how INCOMPETENT

the World Boxing Hall of Fame is

if they only put George Dixon in their phony "hall of fame" at this late date?

Anyone with a competent knowledge of boxing would have George Dixon in the original list of great fighters.

Your pathetic World Boxing Hall of Fame is a joke.
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Re: First Black Champion.

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Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:45 pm

http://forum.boxrec.com/viewtopic.php?f ... &sk=t&sd=a


Tom . . . It was my goal to put Walcott up for posthumous induction in to the World Boxing Hall of Fame, along with a a group of forgotten pioneers, in 2010.
As chairman of the WBHOF Selection Commitee this past year, I was disappointed that nobody involved with the WBHOF has any historical knowledge of the sport.
Anything beyond high profile names such as Dempsey & Louis are lost.
As the official historian for the Hall, I hoped to make a difference by making the WBHOF historically correct.
However, they are not interested in history, just "fund raisers".
I forced in the name George Dixon this year, a great fighter and first black world champ. Nobody knew who he was or cared.
The comment from one member was, "Well according to your stats, he died over 100 years ago, so what's the hurry?
I asked the person who they thought was more deserving and he answered, "Terry Norris."
I knew then that I was in the wrong place, and I have resigned from the disfuntional group.


-Rick Farris
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Re: First Black Champion.

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Another vote for George Dixon here.

I'm also sure he would take exception to being referred to as African.
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ben geoghegan wrote:Another vote for George Dixon here.

I'm also sure he would take exception to being referred to as African.
Who referred to him as an "African?" I believe I referred to him as a boxer "of African descent." Why would he take exception to being called a fighter of African descent?
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