Jack Johnson fought Fireman Jim Flynn on July 4, 1912 in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Johnson stopped Flynn in the 9th round to successfully defend his World Heavyweight Title. Flynn displayed no ability throughout the fight. Flynn was cut about the face and by the sixth round, he was deliberately trying to butt the champion's chin with his head.Time after time, as Johnson held him powerless in the clinches, Flynn jerked his head upward. The referee warned him repeatedly, but it did no good. Flynn told the referee, He's hold me, he's holding me!
In the seventh round, he began leaping upward every time he could work his head under Johnson's chin. The fight was stopped in the ninth round by the state police, who declared it a brutal exhibition. The referee then announced that Johnson had won and the fight was over. Associated Press - July 5, 1912. Presented here is an original, real photo postcard of Johnson and Flynn used to promote their fight.This is an original, used, real photo postcard which pictures both Johnson and Flynn and the site of their fight. AZO stamp, stamp and postmark on reverse. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2.
Guaranteed original 1912 real photo postcard by Craig Hamilton of josportsinc. The item "JACK JOHNSON-FIREMAN JIM FLYNN REAL PHOTO POSTCARD (1912)" is in sale since Saturday, March 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Fan Apparel & Souvenirs\Boxing". The seller is "craigh1114" and is located in Brookhaven, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.