1898: Won Texas State Middleweight title in his first boxing match

1902 - 1908: Wins 54 of 57 fights

1903: Won the World Colored Heavyweight title

1908: Becomes first African-American to win the World Heavyweight title

1910: Defends title against Jim Jeffries

1954: Inducted into Boxing Hall of Fame

1990: Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame