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    Jess Willard Award Jess Willard is the tallest heavyweight champion in history, standing 6' -6.25". "The Pottawatomie Giant" is best remembered for his two greatest fights. The first was when he won the Heavyweight Championship in 1915 with a 26-round knockout victory over Jack Johnson in Havana, Cuba. The second was when he lost the title in 1919, suffering a brutal knockout at the hands of Jack Dempsey, but displaying great courage in the process. The award reads, "Citation To Jess Willard A Great Titleholder & Most Under Rated Heavyweight Boxing Champion In Boxing History By Les Showers Noted A.A.U. Boxing Director & Other Citizens Of Kansas Including Jimmy McLean". This award is in great condition and displays well. LOA from Craig Hamilton/ JO Sports.

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    September, 2004
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