John Ruiz of Massachusetts & of Puerto Rican decent was the first Hispanic heavyweight champion.
Jack Jonhson became the first African American boxing champion in 1908
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The first heavyweight boxing champion was John Sullivan. His reign lasted from August 29th, 1885 until September 7th, 1892. He was defeated by Paddy Ryan in 1892.
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The first black heavyweight boxer who became world champion, is Jack Johnson.
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Although there was no formal boxing organization until 1921, John L. Sullivan is considered by historians to have been the first heavyweight champion of the world. His reign was between 1882-1892. Click on the 'Heavyweight Boxing Champions' link on this page to see a chronological list of those boxers that have been heavyweight champions. but muhammed ali is the greastest of all time ha
Jack Johnson was World Champion from 1908 - 1915 but the establishment tried to have a "white heavyweight championship" during that time, but no one took it seriously.
Jack Johnson. Not the singer, the black heavyweight champion of the world. Dates back to the roaring 20's I believe.
Since the glove era, John L. Sullivan was the 1st. He was also the last bareknuckle Heavyweight Champion as well.
Jack Johnson, December 26, 1908, Sydney, Australia
The boxing world was shaken in 1908 as Jack Johnson knocked out heavyweight champion Tommy Burns in the 14th round. It is considered a major boxing event because Johnson was the first Black man to win the heavyweight title.
Michael spinks was the first reigning light heavyweight champion to move up and claim the world heavyweight title. bob fitzsimmons won the heavyweight title before winning the lt heavy crown.
In the boxing context Tommy Burns was a world heavyweight champion who was the first white boxer to agree to fight a black boxer for the world title. On Boxing Day 1908 he lost his title to Jack Johnson who became the first ever black heavyweight champion of the world. Johnson was not the first black champion as many books say. tHAT HONOUR GOES TO First Black man to win a world boxing title; held three world boxing titles: paperweight, bantamweight and featherweight; invented shadow boxing and the suspended punching bag; fought in the world's longest fight.
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Tim Hyer was the first recognized boxing (fisticuffs) champion in 1841.
John Lawrence Sullivan, also known as the Boston Strong Boy, is known for being the first Heavyweight Champion of gloved boxing from 1882 to 1892. He is also recognized as the last heavyweight champion of bare-knuckle boxing under the London Prize Ring Rules.
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jack Johnson, aka the Galveston giant was heavyweight champion from 1908 to 1915. http://www.boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=001187&cat=boxer
Currently the World Heavyweight Champion is Sheamus. It is his first run as World Heavyweight Champion.