Saturday, August 18, 2018
August 18 1909 -- Let's be clear ... Jim Jeffries came out of retirement for one reason and one reason only. To be the hero who would defeat Jack Johnson. The 35-year old out of shape long retired boxer seemed to truly believe the hype that he was the one man who could 'put Johnson in his place.' The idea that Herriman tries to put across here that Jeffries had anything besides zero interest in the rest of the heavyweight contender field is patently absurd.
Labels: Herriman's LA Examiner Cartoons