Boxing has fallen a long way over the past 100 years.At one point it was the the country’s national pasttime. Now it’s a disorganized niche sport that’s quickly leaking fans to UFC.
The Library of Congress has a jackpot of boxing photos from the early 1910s that perfectly capture the strangeness and simplistic beauty of the bygone sport.
We’ve been scrolling through them all day, and they’re so, so awesome.
Jack Johnson fights Jim Flynn in New Mexico in 1914. Police stopped the fight after Johnson won the first nine rounds
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