Mahershala Ali To Star As Boxer Jack Johnson In ‘Unruly’ HBO Limited Series


If you didn't know anything about the legendary boxer Jack Johnson, get ready. In 19008 he became the first Black world heavyweight champion in the history of boxing. He finished with a record of 73-13-10. The Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali will be playing Jack Johnson in an upcoming limited HBO series. The six part series, titled 'Unruly" is actually a dream role for Ali.

"He is somewhat of a tragic figure, but I would love to play Jack Johnson, Ali said in an interview." Jack Johnson became the champion after defeating Tommy Burns.

Read more about the upcoming film here.

"He is somewhat of a tragic figure, but I would love to play Jack Johnson, Ali said in an interview." Jack Johnson became the champion after defeating Tommy Burns.

Read more about the upcoming film here.