Forced to allow whites to beat him, Joe Gans became first black world titleholder — Face2Face Africa

The ‘Old Master’ he was called. Joe Gans was the first African American to become a world boxing champion. Born on November 25, 1874, in Baltimore, Maryland, Gans by name Joseph Gaines became the greatest Lightweight boxer of all time in 1902 when he defeated the former… 476 more words

Forced to allow whites to beat him, Joe Gans became first black world titleholder — Face2Face Africa

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