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WBC President says Jack Johnson was a pioneering inspiration


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World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman says that the legendary Jack Johnson, who's received a postumous Presidential pardon from Donald Trump was a pathfinder, pioneer and inspiration for following generations of fighters and sports stars.

Railroaded and convicted for the ludicrous charge of transporting women over State lines for so called immoral purposes, Jack Johnson served ten months in Prison.  It's taken more than 100 years to right an ingrained prejudiced and grievous wrong.

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman who was in the Oval Office to witnesses the signing of the Presidential  told the WBC weekly press conference: "Jack Johnson was the inspiration for African American athletes  and all athletes. Like Jackie Robinson in baseball, but many years before this, Jack Johnson took that first historic step."

As to why it took so long for Jack Johnson toe be pardoned and his good name restored, Mauricio replied: "It's impossible to determine what took so long. But it was possible to know why this has been done. It was the will of many people around the World, it was the good faith of President Trump accepting the petition, directly from Sylvester Stallone, understanding there had been so much work and the Senate had approved it a long time ago.”


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