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Joe Gans
Birth: Nov. 25, 1874
Baltimore
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Death: Aug. 10, 1910
Baltimore
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA

Professional Boxer. Gans was rated as the greatest lightweight boxer of all and the first native born black American to win a world title. He began boxing professionally in 1891 and soon impressed the boxing community with his scientific approach to the sport. In 1902, he became the first Black world champion in any sport when he kayoed Frank Erne in the first round at Ft. Erie, Canada, to take the World Lightweight Championship. For the next six years he defended his title, and his 42 round win over Oscar Nelson at Goldfield, Nevada, on September 3, 1906, remains the longest title fight in history. He ended his career with a record of 145 wins, 100 by knock out, 10 losses, 16 draws and 25 no contests. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Tuberculosis
 
Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 21, 2000
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Joe Gans
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Joe Gans
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Joe Gans
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