Johnson continued fighting, but age was catching up with him. He fought professionally until 1938 at age 60 when he lost 7 of his last 9 bouts, losing his final fight to Walter Price by a 7th-round TKO.
Who defeated Jack Johnson?
Jess Willard Havana, 6 April 1915 - A sensational fight in Havana, Cuba yesterday saw Jess Willard defeat Jack Johnson to become heavyweight champion of the world. Johnson had held the title since 1908, but was defeated by Willard in the 26th round.
When did Jack Johnson lose a fight?
April 5, 1915 Johnson lived in exile for the next seven years and continued to defend his title in bouts in Europe and elsewhere. On April 5, 1915, he lost the heavyweight title when he was knocked out by white American Jess Willard in the 20th round of a fight in Havana, Cuba.
What was Jack Johnsons longest fight?
The Johnson-Jeffries bout, dubbed the Battle Of The Century, took place on 4 July 1910 in Reno, Nevada. Johnson knocked Jeffries out in the 15th round, sparking nationwide uproar.
Who was the second black heavyweight champion of the world?
Joe Louis Joe Louis became the second black boxer to win the world heavyweight title when he defeated James Braddock in eight rounds in Chicago on June 22, 1937.
Who is heavyweight champion 2020?
Tyson Fury Tyson Fury is recognized by the magazine as its world champion. He earned this distinction by defeating Deontay Wilder on February 22, 2020. He is scheduled to face former WBC champion Deontay Wilder on October 9, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Who was the last undisputed heavyweight champion?
Both fighters have held three of the four major belts at one time, but one has always remained loose. Fury, Joshua, and Wladimir Klitschko have all held three of the belts in the four-belt era. The last time the heavyweight division was unified was in April of 2000 when Lennox Lewis held the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles.
What was the biggest fight in boxing history?
1. Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao - May 2015. The Fight of the Century is the most money-spinning fight to ever take place, at least for now.