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Old 03-04-2008, 04:42 PM   #20
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Default Re: Lineage of the coloured heavyweight title

Friday 25th July 1902
London, England (Crystal Palace, Sydenham)
Denver Ed Martin W Bob Armstrong PTS 15
Martin defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
"Martin proved the cleverer and never gave his opponent a chance, being declared an easy winner on points at the close of the fifteenth round; Martin, it is announced, will challenge the winner of the Jeffries-Fitzsimmons fight in San Francsico." (Associated Press) Referee was Tom Scott and Martin weighed 186, Armstrong 196

Saturday 16th August 1902
Newcastle, England
Denver Ed Martin W Frank Craig TKO 3
Martin defends world 'colored' heavyweight title

Saturday 30th August 1902
Newcastle, England
Denver Ed Martin W Frank Craig KO 4
Martin defends world 'colored' heavyweight title

Tuesday 21st October 1902
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Heavyweight
Jack Johnson W Frank Childs TKO 12
Childs loses his claim as world 'colored' heavyweight champion; Childs's seconds claimed he dislocated his elbow

Wednesday 10th December 1902
Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Heavyweight
Denver Ed Martin NC Bob Armstrong ND 6
Martin defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
"The bout was fast from the start and both men narrowly escaped a knockout. The bell saved Armstrong in the third and fifth and Martin was floored six times in the fourth round." (Daily Gazette and Bulletin)
Some sources report this bout held 12/11/02.

Thursday 5th February 1903
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Jack Johnson W Denver Ed Martin PTS 20
Johnson wins world 'colored' heavyweight title

Thursday 26th February 1903
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Jack Johnson W Sam McVea PTS 20
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title

Monday 11th May 1903
Washington S.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jack Johnson W Joe Butler KO 3
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title

Tuesday 27th October 1903
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Jack Johnson W Sam McVea PTS 20
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title

Monday 15th February 1904
Lenox A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jack Johnson W Black Bill NWS 6
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
Newspaper decision as reported in the Philadelphia Item.

Friday 22nd April 1904
San Francisco, California
Jack Johnson W Sam McVea KO 20
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title

Thursday 2nd June 1904
Chicago, Illinois
Jack Johnson W Frank Childs PTS 6
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title

Tuesday 18th October 1904
Hazard's Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Jack Johnson W Denver Ed Martin KO 2
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title

Tuesday 2nd May 1905
Knickerbocker A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jack Johnson W Black Bill KO 4
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
Claude Brooks used the name "Black Bill"

Tuesday 9th May 1905
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jack Johnson W Walter Johnson KO 3
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
Jack Johnson NC Joe Jeannette ND 3
Record indicates Johnson fought Jeannette and Johnson on the same day.

Saturday 25th November 1905
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jack Johnson L Joe Jeannette DQ 2
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title. Although losing Johnson still claimed the title because he was disqualified

Friday 1st December 1905
Eureka A.C., Baltimore, Maryland
Jack Johnson NC Young Peter Jackson ND 12
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title
"At its conclusion no decision was given. Johnson had undertaken to knock Jackson out within twelve rounds or take the smaller end of the receipts. He failed to do so." (Durango Democrat)

Saturday 2nd December 1905
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jack Johnson NC Joe Jeannette ND (W)6
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title

Tuesday 16th January 1906
Sharkey A.C., New York, New York
Jack Johnson W Joe Jeannette NWS 3
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title. (Boston Globe)

Wednesday 14th March 1906
Baltimore, Maryland
Jack Johnson W Joe Jeannette PTS 15
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title

Thursday 26th April 1906
Lincoln A.C., Chelsea, Massachusetts
Jack Johnson 185 W Sam Langford 156 PTS 15
Referee: Martin Flaherty
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title - Langford knocked down twice.
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