Originally Posted by ChrisPontius
What other HW champ has to boast his rating by claiming credit for beating a 5'6 superwelter? Fact remains that Mcvey and Jeannette were both green as grass and were avoided by Johnson as they grew into their respective primes.
I don't boost Johnson's rating for him beating Langford, but I do try and put it in perspective. I rate Johnson on the fact that he beat
In fact apart from a highly dubious decision against him in the Hart fight,and a debatable dsq to Jeannette ,whom he mastered many times, Johnson went nearly 15 years without a defeat.
I haven't made a pick in this apples /oranges argument. But I think Johnson is being somewhat short -changed.