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Photos: Wilder, Sulaiman, Lewis, Stallone Hit The White House

As previously reported by BoxingScene.com, United States President Donald Trump has today pardoned Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, who was wrongly convicted in 1913 of transporting a white woman across State lines.

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Decades after Johnson was convicted under the Mann Act, his case drew significant attention, as a gross miscarriage of justice and a symbol of the depths of racism in the American justice system back then.

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Johnson was convicted in 1913 of violating the Mann Act on charges that he transported a white woman across state lines “for immoral purposes.”  Johnson was sentenced to a year in prison, but he fled the country for several years, returning in 1920 to serve his sentence.

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Johnson, ruled the heavyweight division from 1908 to 1915.  A proud rather than humble man, he drew vitriolic hatred from certain prejudiced spheres throughout his life, and many black citizens were  lynched, after he defeated “Great White Hopes” Tommy Burns and James J. Jeffries.

It wasn’t until 1915 when an out of shape and ageing, Johnson, known as “The Galveston Giant,” finally lost to the latest “White Hope” Jess Willard, who stopped him in the 26th-round during a marathon sweltering fight in Havana, Cuba.  Johnson insisted to his dying day that he'd taken a dive.

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Heavyweight kings Lennox Lewis and Deontay Wilder, Sylvester Stallone, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, Scholas Ocurrentes Mexico President Hector Sulaiman, among others, were received at the  White House by President Donald Trump,  for this historic occasion on which justice was finally done, and seen to be done.

Trump is known for his fondness for boxing. Some years ago, he promoted a number of fights in association with Don King. One of those cards was topped by Mike Tyson against Michael Spinks.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing Goat on 05-25-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;18805143]Lol. So which is it Whitey? U gonna build the wall keep me in or out??? Everyone knows both sides of you are the same... Were just not dumb enough to run to either side. You guys handle your own…

Comment by Boxing Goat on 05-25-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;18804884]WTF is that??? Some white guys defending colored ppls honor??? Fuk it!!! Roll away. Im down see two white groups beat the sht out of each other...Are you gonna be my White Knight in Shinning Armour??? Social Justice Warrior??? Sounds…

Comment by Boxing Goat on 05-25-2018

[QUOTE=maracho;18803605]I think the wall is unconstitutional and stupid and will do ecological harm including to anyone who wants to migrate/escape this divided madhouse[/QUOTE] Ecological harm? Lol! What kind of ecological harm? Keeping drugs, freeloaders who don't pay tax and terrorists…

Comment by Boxing Goat on 05-25-2018

[QUOTE=Raggamuffin;18803672]So this was about how you think I view Trump all along huh, lmao. Once you said it was something the black didn't do, I knew that your intelligence was low and your dick blowing of Trump would come to…

Comment by Raggamuffin on 05-25-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing Goat;18803066]People that are a lot smarter than you and are way more important than you think he did need to be pardoned so I'll stay on that side. It's no different than tearing down southern civil war general statues.…

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