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    1941 Tommy Burns Handwritten Signed Letter Re: Dominance of Black Boxers. He wore the Heavyweight Championship belt from 1906 until his 1908 meeting with the brilliant and controversial Jack Johnson. Here he pens a two-page letter to "The Ring" magazine editor Nat Fleischer on both sides of a single sheet of letterhead from a Washington state tavern. Intriguing content seems to derive from that sea change in the sport catalyzed by Johnson's reign. In part, "Many people have asked me why the negroes have most of the Worlds Championships. To me it's like the writing on the wall. It's because they live the laws of nature better than the average white man. The hard way, as a lot of people think, is the simple & natural way." All ink, including the closing "Your Friend, Tommy Burns," appears in 9+/10 blue ink. Page exhibits original mailing folds, otherwise fine. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.

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