J.J. Jeffries Boxer PPC July 4 1910 Reno Nevada cancel

Crease near top right and near bottom right corners, some corner wear, slight cancel on front. This fight is described as one of the most important events in Reno history drawing an unprecedented crowd of 25,000 (described with word 'ants' in the postcard message, people "walking the streets" the previous night because t were no rooms). James Johnson, 1st black to be boxing heavyweight champion of the world, successfully defended his title against J.J.Jeffries (the original 'great white hope'). Rioting across the U.S. by angry whites after the fight (and after a movie was released) claimed lives.


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