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Old 08-01-2012, 02:02 AM   #44
ChrisPontius
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Default Re: Who had the better Career Resume...Liston or Johnson

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Originally Posted by mcvey View Post
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.
I agree that Johnson's longevity is impressive and probably the best of all HW champions up to when Joe Louis came. But it should be noted that this could've been perceived differently if he had fought the best as a champion. It's a quantity vs quality thing this.
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