Peter Jackson was an Australian heavyweight boxer, known as 'The Black Prince'. He was a world class fighter, becoming the World Colored Heavyweight champion in 1888 and in 1889 he famously defeated Jem Smith at the Pelican Club in Soho, London becoming the inaugural Commonwealth Heavyweight champion, where this photo was taken.
Jackson died at the age of 40 in 1901 from tuberculosis, following his retirement from boxing due to ill health. His tomb is emblazoned with the words "This was a man".
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