Originally Posted by Mendoza
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.
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.
JOHNSON WAS 21YEARS OLD & HALFSTARVED !
HOW ABOUT KEVIN SMITH , WHOM YOU SAY IS THE PREMIER EXPERT ON EARLY BLACK BOXING HISTORY? HOW ABOUT ADAM APOLLACK? GEOFFREY C WARD ? HOW ABOUT RANDY ROBERTS ?????
Two have written books very well received books on Johnson ,and the other is in the process of doing so?
N.B. Both Box REc and CBZ State it was a stoppage win for Klondike.
Cut out the crap, admit that once again you are WRONG.WHICH WILL BE A FIRST!!!!!!!