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Joe Gans : A Biography of the First African American World Boxing Champion, EPUB eBook

Joe Gans : A Biography of the First African American World Boxing Champion EPUB

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Joe Gans captured the world lightweight title in 1902, becoming the first black American world title holder in any sport.

Gans was a master strategist and tactician, and one of the earliest practitioners of "scientific" boxing.

As a black champion reigning during the Jim Crow era, he endured physical assaults, a stolen title, bankruptcy, and numerous attempts to destroy his reputation.

Four short years after successfully defending his title in the 42-round "Greatest Fight of the Century," Joe Gans was dead of tuberculosis. This biography features original round-by-round ringside telegraph reports of his most famous and controversial fights, a complete fight history, photographs, and early newspaper drawings and cartoons.


  • Format: EPUB
  • Pages: 294 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
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  • Category: Biography: sport
  • ISBN: 9780786493364

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