Since the glove era, John L. Sullivan was the 1st. He was also the last bareknuckle Heavyweight Champion as well.
Jack Johnson, in 1908,
The first black heavyweight boxer who became world champion, is Jack Johnson.
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Jack Jonhson became the first African American boxing champion in 1908
In the movies, yes. Sylvester Stallone played him in the Rocky movies. He wrote the first screenplay after watching the Muhammad Ali-Chuck Wepner fight in 1975. Wepner was not a heavyweight champ.
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The boxing world was shaken in 1908 as Jack Johnson knocked out heavyweight champion Tommy Burns in the 14th round. It is considered a major boxing event because Johnson was the first Black man to win the heavyweight title.