by Jeff Wells
published 1998 Ligature untapped genre Non-fiction · Sport
In 1908, Jack Johnson became the first African American World Heavyweight champion—after winning a fight in Australia. In a gripping piece of writing that brings the Edwardian sporting world to life, veteran sports journalist Jeff Wells explains just what happened, who was involved, and why this fight was so significant.
Boxing Day was first published in 1998.
Jeff Wells is an acclaimed sports journalist and novelist.