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Boxing: Joe Gans vs. Battling Nelson - The Longest Fight


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The Longest Fight: In the Ring with Joe Gans, Boxing's First African American Champion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbxmjmfzJoI

Joe Gans (November 25, 1874 - August 10, 1910) was born Joseph Gant in Baltimore, Maryland. Gans was rated as the greatest lightweight boxer of all time by boxing historian and Ring Magazine founder, Nat Fleischer and was known as the "Old Master." He fought from 1891 to 1909. He was the first African-American World Boxing Champion, reigning continuously as World Lightweight Champion from 1902 to 1908.

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