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Joe Jeanette

Joe Jeanette (Boxing.  Born, North Bergen, NJ, Aug. 26, 1879; died, Weehawken, NJ, July 2, 1958.)  Despite being hampered by the endemic racism of his time, Joe Jeanette became successful as both an athlete and a businessman.  Jeanette apprenticed as a blacksmith with his father and then drove a coal delivery wagon but turned to […]

Sam Langford

Sam Langford (Boxing. Born, Weymouth, Nova Scotia, Feb. 12, 1880; died, Cambridge, MA, Jan. 12, 1956.) Moving to Boston, Mass., as a youngster, Sam Langford was to prove to be one of the great prizefighters of his era. Due to racial discrimination endemic in his time, Langford never got a championship opportunity, but in a […]

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