Jack Johnson was the first African-American heavyweight champion during the periods of 1908 – 1915. Jack Johnson was a legend not only in the ring but also had a significant impact on raising the issue of racism and inequality in America at the time. Jack Johnson was a fun loving character and often dated white women and refuse to live according to social norms of the time, he was intelligent eloquent and ambitious and saw no reason why being black should hold him back from achieving his dreams. It was because of brave actions like Jack Johnson that we now live in a fairer society today, where an athlete gains support for his performance, personality and values rather than the colour of his skin. Jack Johnson was often chased out of town after winning fights and in some cases such as the famous win over Jim Jefferies, Where his supporters were lynched after the fight. Jack Johnson is my greatest fighter of all time, as without Jack Johnson none of the great heavyweights would enjoy the freedom that we do today.