4/5/1915- Jess Willard vs Jack Johnson

Was it truly a fix?

Jack Johnson became the first African-American world heavyweight champion in 1908. After several title defenses, he fought Jess Willard in Havana, Cuba in 1915.


Johnson dominated over 20 rounds, but was knocked out in the 26th round. There were rumors of Johnson throwing the fight because of the Mann Act charges brought against him back in the States. Did he actually throw the match? It was never proven, but use your sleuthing skills to figure it out…


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