Re: Who had the better Career Resume...Liston or Johnson
If you go by historic impact, then Johnson takes the cake.
Based on most other criteria, I'd give it to Liston. Granted, Liston's title reign was short, although he was unlucky to run into the best heavyweight ever. By contrast, Johnson lost to one of the worst champions ever.
Mr. Johnson has a lot of big names on his resume, but none of them were anywhere close to their primes. Langford wasn't even a middleweight yet, Jeannette barely had hair on his balls, Mcvey dito. The Jeffries win is nice but fairly meaningless as he hadn't had a fight in 5 years time. What makes things worse is that Johnson avoided the 4 best challengers during his title reign (Langford, Mcvey, Jeannete and Gunboat bro). The opponents he did defend against were piss poor, even 40 year old Liston would've crushed them.