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January 15, 2005 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
Before Muhammad Ali, there was Jack Johnson. Johnson, the son of former slaves, became heavyweight champion of the world at a time when America cared about only three sports: horse racing, baseball and boxing. At 6-2, 200 pounds, he was known for his lightning-fast hands, a near impregnable guard and devastating power.
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January 15, 2005 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
Before Muhammad Ali, there was Jack Johnson. Johnson, the son of former slaves, became heavyweight champion of the world at a time when America cared about only three sports: horse racing, baseball and boxing. At 6-2, 200 pounds, he was known for his lightning-fast hands, a near impregnable guard and devastating power.
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