Real photo postcard of the Willard-Johnson 1915 Heavyweight Title Fight - boxing
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Original photo (post card size) with a rare shot of the Heavyweight Title Fight between Jess Willard and Jack Johnson celebrated at the Oriental Park Racetrack of Havana city in 1915 .
Approximately: 5.5 per 3.5 inches.
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Item Scan:Some versions about this famous fight:
On April 5, 1915 in front of a huge crowd at the new Oriental Park Racetrack in Havana, Cuba, in the 26th round he knocked out champion Jack Johnson to win the world heavyweight boxing championship.
Johnson later claimed to have intentionally lost the fight, but Willard is widely regarded as winning fairly which is evident from the recorded footage, the comments Johnson made to his corner men between rounds and that he bet $2500 on himself to win. Willard said, "If he was going to throw the fight, I wish he'd done it sooner. It was hotter than hell out there." Johnson didn' ... read more