Jack Jonhson became the first African American boxing champion in 1908
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The first black heavyweight boxer who became world champion, is Jack Johnson.
Jack Johnson. Not the singer, the black heavyweight champion of the world. Dates back to the roaring 20's I believe.
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Jack Johnson, December 26, 1908, Sydney, Australia
jack Johnson was the undisputed heavyweight champion from 1905 - 1915.
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.
In the boxing context Tommy Burns was a world heavyweight champion who was the first white boxer to agree to fight a black boxer for the world title. On Boxing Day 1908 he lost his title to Jack Johnson who became the first ever black heavyweight champion of the world. Johnson was not the first black champion as many books say. tHAT HONOUR GOES TO First Black man to win a world boxing title; held three world boxing titles: paperweight, bantamweight and featherweight; invented shadow boxing and the suspended punching bag; fought in the world's longest fight.