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Heavy Weight Gallery

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Choose from 32 pictures in our Heavy Weight collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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Jack Johnson, boxer, going to court, London

The American heavyweight boxer Arthur John Johnson, better known as Jack Johnson (1878-1946), nicknamed the Galveston Giant, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion between 1908 and 1915, seen here on his way to court in Bow Street, London, surrounded by a large crowd. He was the first African-American to win the Heavyweight Championship. There was an injunction to stop the fight between Johnson and Billy 'Bombardier' Wells at Earls Court, as it was alleged it could breach the peace -- religious opponents of excessive prize money, and opponents of contests between the races, caused the fight to be cancelled by Winston Churchill, who was then Home Secretary.
September 1911

© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Pete Frost Collection

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Boxing champions sign contract to fight

The American heavyweight boxer Arthur John Johnson, better known as Jack Johnson (1878-1946), World Heavyweight Boxing Champion between 1908 and 1915, signing a contract with the English heavyweight boxer "Bombardier" Billy Wells (William Thomas Wells, 1889-1967). The contract is probably an agreement to fight for the Heavyweight Championship of Britain in London in October 1911, but religious opponents of excessive prize money, and opponents of contests between the races, caused the fight to be cancelled by Winston Churchill, who was then Home Secretary. After this a 'colour bar' remained in British boxing until 1947. The opponents were led by Frederick Brotherton Meyer, a Baptist minister.

© Mary Evans Picture Library