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    Jack Johnson vs. Ben Taylor

    I am currently working on my seventh book: In the Ring With Jack Johnson.

    I am in need of research assistance.

    I am looking for a primary source newspaper report for the Jack Johnson vs. Ben Taylor boxing bout that took place on or about July 31, 1908 in Plymouth, England.

    Can you locate any local or semi-local next day August 1, 1908 (or soon thereafter) report on the bout? Such as the local Western Evening Herald or any nearby newspaper, or the London Sporting Life?

    I can offer you a complimentary copy of the book when it is completed, as well as your name in the acknowledgements section.

    Thanks,
    Adam
    apollack11@hotmail.com

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    Re: Jack Johnson vs. Ben Taylor

    I'd good, thanks.

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    Re: Jack Johnson vs. Ben Taylor

    According to the book FIGHT PICTURES by Dan Steible
    page 297..
    Jack Johnson vrs Ben Taylor was filmed.
    The date next to it is,July.31.1908 UK
    However that may be the copyright date.

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    Re: Jack Johnson vs. Ben Taylor

    Yup. The fight actually took place on Friday, July 31, 1908. I confirmed it with the London Sporting Life, which had a reporter on the scene.

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