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Boxing 1908: Johnson vs Burns (1908)

The Boxing Day fight between Canadian Tommy Burns and African American Jack Johnson drew an impressive crowd of 20,000 people.

Length: 13 minutes

Alternative title: Johnson-Burns Fight 1908; The Big Fight

Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1 (Academy full frame)

Source:

National Film and Sound Archive

NFSA title number: 16603