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Old 07-31-2012, 08:25 PM   #40
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Default Re: Who had the better Career Resume...Liston or Johnson

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Originally Posted by ChrisPontius View Post
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

Gardner
Childs
Martin
Kaufman
Ross
Burns
Flynn
Ferguson
Butler
Klondike.

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.

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