Boxing and the Legacy of African Manhood from Jack Johnson to the Battle of the Baddest

The legacy of African Manhood and boxing

On October 28th, this intersection will once again come to the forefront as Nigerian-born fighter Francis Ngannou steps into the ring to face off against WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in a bout dubbed ‘The Battle of the Baddest.’ This event is not just a testament to Ngannou’s remarkable journey, but the continuation of the legacy that was established by the legendary Jack Johnson, the first man of African descent to become the heavyweight boxing champion of the world.

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