James Jackson Jeffries


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A US heavyweight boxing champion of the world, who was born in Ohio and moved to Los Angeles in 1891, where he boxed as an amateur for several years, turning professional at 20, and winning the world title in 1899, in a championship bout in Brooklyn, New York. He retired undefeated but his record was blemished by a comeback fight, for which he was flagged by racists and promoters as the ‘Great White Hope’, against black champion Jack Johnson.

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