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Old 02-11-2009, 09:12 PM   #26
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Default Re: Lineage of the coloured heavyweight title

Originally Posted by Boilermaker View Post
So, Jack Johnson was the Lineal coloured champion when he lost to Willard, but this couldnt have been a title match for obvious reasons. So, did Jack end up losing the lineal coloured championship?
Sam Langford claimed the Title after Johnson refused to box him. Sam McVea also claimed the Title for the same reason and he lost to Jeannette who in turn lost to Langford.

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