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Old 03-04-2008, 04:43 PM   #21
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Thursday 20th September 1906
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jack Johnson NC Joe Jeannette ND 6
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title

Monday 26th November 1906
Portland, Maine
Jack Johnson D Joe Jeannette PTS 10
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title

Tuesday 19th February 1907
Gaiety Athletic Hall, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Jack Johnson W Peter Felix KO 10
Johnson defends world 'colored' heavyweight title

1908 Jack Johnson wins world heavyweight title in December.

Feb 20,1909 Sam McVea W20 Joe Jeannette, Paris, FR
Apr 9, 1909 Sam McVea KO2 Cyclone Billy ******, Paris, FR
Apr 17, 1909 Joe Jeannette KO49 Sam McVea, Paris, FR
---Sam Langford claims title after Johnson refuses to face him for the world title.

Tuesday 13th July 1909
Bijou Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sam Langford W John (Klondike) Haines NWS 6
Langford claims World 'colored' Heavyweight title after Jack Johnson refuses to meet him. Langford reported to have had the better of fight by Pittsburgh Post.

Tuesday 28th September 1909
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts
Sam Langford W Dixie Kid TKO 5
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Tuesday 2nd November 1909
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts
Sam Langford W John (Klondike) Haines KO 2
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Dec 11,1909 Joe Jeanette D30 Sam McVey, Paris, FR

Monday 10th January 1910
Memphis, Tennessee
Sam Langford W Dixie Kid KO 3
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Saturday 14th May 1910
National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sam Langford W Battling Jim Johnson NWS 6
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim
Langford "had things practically all his own way." (Washington Post)

Tuesday 6th September 1910
Armory A.C., Boston, Massachusetts
Sam Langford W Joe Jeannette PTS 15
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Thursday 10th November 1910
Joplin, Missouri
Heavyweight
Sam Langford W Jeff Clark KO 2
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim
"Sam Langford won over Jeff Clark of Joplin in the second round of what was to have been a ten-round bout here tonight. The fight was stopped when Clark was all but out. Before he would fight Langford insisted that the ring be reduced to sixteen feet square. From the tap of the gong Langford rushed, showering short jabs to the body. The force of his onslaught rendered Clark powerless and he was knocked to the floor for the count of eight three times in the first round. He came back gamely, but after two minutes of the second round, after he had gone down twice, the referee stopped the fight, giving Langford the decision." (Indianapolis Star)


Tuesday 6th December 1910
Armory, Boston, Massachusetts
Sam Langford W Morris Harris KO 2
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Tuesday 10th January 1911
Armory A.A., Boston, Massachusetts
Sam Langford W Joe Jeannette PTS 12
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim
"Langford had a decisive lead in every round but one and in the first round dropped Jeannette for a count of eight." (Elbert County Banner)

Saturday 1st April 1911
Paris, France
Sam Langford D Sam McVea PTS 20
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim


Tuesday 5th September 1911
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Sam Langford W Joe Jeannette NWS 10
Langford won the newspaper decision according to the New York Times. Jeanette was knocked down in the 1st, 4th, and 10th rounds.
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Tuesday 26th December 1911
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Sam McVea W Sam Langford PTS20
Langford loses world 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Monday 8th April 1912
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Sam Langford W Sam McVea PTS 20
Australian Heavyweight Title
Langford regains world 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Saturday 3rd August 1912
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Sam Langford W Sam McVea PTS 20
Australian Heavyweight Title ~
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Wednesday 9th October 1912
Perth, Australia
Sam Langford W Sam McVea TKO 11
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim
McVey claimed a foul. This was not allowed and he refused to continue.

Thursday 26th December 1912
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Sam Langford W Sam McVea KO 13
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Monday 24th March 1913
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Sam Langford D Sam McVea PTS 20
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Tuesday 9th September 1913
Atlantic Gardens A.C., New York, New York
Heavyweight
Sam Langford 185 W John Lester Johnson 170 KO 11
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim.
At the gong, Johnson began prancing and stamping around the ring like a horse with the blind staggers. Langford was compelled to take long-distance swings and the only place he could reach was his opponents left kidney, which he did until Johnson went down.

Friday 3rd October 1913
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Sam Langford 199 D Joe Jeannette NWS10
Referee: Billy Joh
Newspaper decision was a draw according to the New York Times. It was felt that Langford was badly out of shape. Atlanta Constitution reported Jeannette winning
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Saturday 20th December 1913
Luna Park, Paris, France
Sam Langford W Joe Jeannette PTS 20
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Monday 23 March 1914
National S.C., New York, New York
Sam Langford W Bill Watkins TKO-1
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim.

Friday 27th March 1914
Empire A.C., New York, New York
Sam Langford 200 W Battling Jim Johnson 226 NWS 10
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim
Langford "won by a wide margin" when Johnson "failed to show anything remotely resembling championship ability" (New York Times)

Wednesday 15th April 1914
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Sam Langford W George Kid Cotton PTS 8
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Friday 1st May 1914
New Orleans, Louisiana
Sam Langford D Harry Wills NWS10
Newspaper decision was a draw
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Thursday 26th November 1914
Vernon, California
Heavyweight
Sam Langford W Harry Wills KO14
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim
"With a left swing to the jaw, Sam Langford of Boston knocked out Harry Wills, the giant New Orleans negro, in the fourteenth round of a scheduled twenty-round fight this afternoon at Vernon. Both men were knocked down repeatedly, Langford himself taking the count four times in the first two rounds. Langford early in the fight hurt his left ankle as he fell to the mat in a vicious breakaway. Wills' effective straight-arm drives gave him an apparent even break in most of the rounds, but Langford fought with a superior knowledge of the game that gradually wore out Wills. As the soreness left Langford's injured ankle, his footwork improved and the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth rounds showed Langford winning. His speed, judgment and force then enabled him to play with Wills. The final swing was delivered after a torrent of blows had left Wills staggering." (Indianapolis Star)

Tuesday 6th April 1915
35th Street A.C., New York, New York
Sam Langford 195 D Battling Jim Johnson 224 NWS 10
Newspaper decision was a draw according to the New York Times
Langford defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Tuesday 13th April 1915
Boston, Massachusetts
Heavyweight
Joe Jeannette W Sam Langford PTS 12
Langford loses world 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Tuesday 27th April 1915
Boston, Massachusetts
Joe Jeannette D Sam McVea PTS 12
Jeannette defends world 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Tuesday 29th June 1915
Atlas A.A., Boston, Massachusetts
Sam McVea W Sam Langford PTS 12
McVey wins a version of World 'colored' Heavyweight title

Tuesday 7th September 1915
Boston, Massachusetts
Harry Wills W Sam McVea PTS 12
McVey loses his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Friday 3rd December 1915
Harlem S.C., New York, New York
Harry Wills 205 W Sam Langford 195 NWS 10
Wills easily won the newspaper decision, per the New York Times
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Monday 3rd January 1916
New Orleans, Louisiana
Heavyweight
Harry Wills W Sam Langford PTS 20
Referee: Tommy Burns
Wills defends his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim

Friday 11th February 1916
New Orleans, Louisiana
Heavyweight
Sam Langford W Harry Wills KO 19
Wills loses his World 'colored' heavyweight title claim
"Sam Langford knocked out Harry Wills in the 19th round of a scheduled twenty-round go at a local arena last night. Until the knockout blow neither fighter seemed to have the advantage." (Reno Evening Gazette)

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