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Old 07-19-2012, 06:39 AM   #51
Mendoza
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Default Re: Who Do You Rate Higher: Jack Dempsey or Jack Johnson ??

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Mcvey WILL YOU NOW STOP REPPEATING THE LIE THAT 21 YEAR OLD JOHNSON QUIT IN HIS CORNER AGAINST KLONDIKE IN 1899?
Um there are many sources that said he quit McVey. How about Monte Cox who is a well researched historian? He has a tribute to Johnson, but mentioned Johnson did in fact QUIT in the Klondike Match!

Some analysts have questioned the quality of Jack’s chin. But Johnson’s chin is not nearly as bad as some revisionists make it out to be. Prior to the Willard fight he was knocked out only by Klondike Haynes (Johnson quit after 4 rounds) and then by the wily veteran Joe Choynski both fairly early in his career and before he had reached his pinnacle as a fighter.


http://coxscorner.tripod.com/johnson.html

Again, Klondike was the had far less experience going into this match. I do think Johnson was a little green here, but not for the other matches unless you consider 6 years and 24+ recorded matches green.
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