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Question:SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT?
WHEN JACK JOHNSON FOUGHT TOMMY BURNS WAS HE FADING BADLY IN THE 14TH RD OR WAS HE BEATING BURNS SO BAD THAT THE AUSSIE POLICE STOPPED THE FIGHT AND THE FILMING OF IT?
Brents quick with the keypad today, he beat me to this one. Tommy Burns was pretty muched forced into fighting Johnson because Johnson followed Burns all over the world to each and every one of his fights and taunted him. Finally burns caved in under the pressure of the public and agreed to fight Johnson.
Jack Johnson was the first African American to fight for the Heavyweight Championship of the World considered professional sports most valued title. In front of a crowd of 20,000 at Ruschcutters Bay, Sydney Australia Jack Johnson beat the bajeebies out of Burns dropping him in the very first round with a short crisp right hand. This set the pattern for the rest of the fight. The fight was so lopsided that Johnson intentionally let Burns hit him.
It has been said that every sportswriter covering the fight didn't have Burns winning one singal round. Even the local papers didn't give Burns one round. In the 14th round Johnson was tired a fooling around and proceeded to beat burns literally from ring post to ring post catching him with every single shot he threw.
The crowd grew restless and screamed to "Stop the fight" but referee Hugh Mc Intosh "The only white man Johnson trusted to ref the fight" had no part of it. Finally the police stormed the ring and put a hault tto the extremely over matched Burns.
This is all fact and not my opinion.
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