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February 14, 2012

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Ray

Well spotted Paul. I could have missed that. I think that you will find that it was not until 1950 and Randy Turpin that a black boxer was allowed to fight for a British title. It all dates back to the outrage that the old National Sporting Club felt when World Champion Jack Johnson visited London and failed to behave in the required respectful and subservient manner.

Gitane

Could it be because of the success of black boxers? Tom Molineux comes to mind. The same could be said of cricket where race and class have a hideous establishment history. Team sports would offer more examples of racism in sport surely?

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