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Old 07-14-2012, 02:54 AM   #30
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Default Re: Who Do You Rate Higher: Jack Dempsey or Jack Johnson ??

Originally Posted by ETM View Post
Johnson not fighting black contenders cant really be held against him. Having two black fighters fighting for the title in America wouldnt have been worth a warm bucket of ****. They couldnt handle the fact that he was champion as it was.
Exactly. No one can say two blacks fighting for the championship would've been more viable than Dempsey-Willis. There was precedence of the latter. Even Joe Louis gets the occasional criticism for not fighting enough black contenders...
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