This essay focuses on the first Black heavyweight boxing.provide three examples of how Johnson challenged the color line. You may quote from Randy Roberts’ essay.
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According to historian Randy Roberts, the first Black heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson defied the racial boundaries of Jim Crow society in multiple ways. In a paragraph, provide three examples of how Johnson challenged the color line. You may quote from Randy Roberts’ essay. Whether you paraphrase or quote him, be sure to cite the page numbers from Roberts’ essay, “Emperors of Masculinity.” For example: Roberts, pg. 72.
Growing up in Newark, New Jersey, in a single-mother household, Hagler was drawn to boxing at an early age. Initially, his mother thought he would try to be a comedian or actor because he was funny and liked to dance. But Hagler wanted to box.
Graterford, and I cut out pictures of Marvin Hagler. I still have that scrapbook,” said an emotional Hopkins. “I studied this man, this inspiration to me, it gave me hope.
“There will never be another Marvin Hagler, we know that, but there are seeds out here that are representing Marvin and you’re looking at one right now. Marvin Hagler physically is gone but because of him, you had me. But you have not only me as a person you have a strong fighter, ready to fight anytime, anywhere. That was Marvin Hagler, he never shied away from anyone.”
Hall of Fame boxing trainer and analyst Teddy Atlas described Hagler as “one of the greatest middleweights ever and one of the greatest southpaws of all time.” That much is clear with a look at his résumé — Hagler was the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987,
including 10 by knockout. Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns and John Mugabi were among the unsuccessful challengers during that stretch.
ESPN spoke with friends and family who knew Hagler as a man and a fighter, in hopes of sharing a glimpse of the impact he left on boxing and the world. Here are their memories:
Those who know Hagler best stress that even though boxing was what made him famous. It didn’t tell the full picture of who he was as a man. Hagler was prideful, strong in his convictions, and whether he was in the ring or out. Hagler was known to fight for what he believed in. He traveled, learned Italian and was even cast in some action movies after he retired.