John Arthur “Jack” Johnson, raised in Galveston, Texas, was the son of former slaves. In 1908 he became the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion, beating Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia. Racial animosity created a call for Johnson to be beaten by a “Great White Hope.” For seven years Johnson prevailed in numerous title defenses, the most notable against James J. Jeffries, the former undefeated heavyweight champion who in 1910 came out of retirement. Jeffries’ corner threw in the towel in the 15th round. In 1915 Johnson lost his title in the 26th round of a 45-round bout in Havana, Cuba, against Jess Willard. In 1954 Johnson was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame.
This Jack Johnson History Mug is part of our Athletes Series which includes many unique athletes. Content is crafted for a stunning visual experience and to inspire an interest to learn more about history. Biography and images are designed and printed in Bristol, Vermont, USA.
- 11 oz. mug: 3.75” H x 3” D
- 15 oz. mug: 4.5″ H x 3.25″ D
- Mugs are premium hard coated ceramic, which are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.
- Shipping charges drop dramatically on orders of 8 or more.