Originally Posted by janitor
We apparently consider it a defining win of his career when he beat Chris Byrd, a guy who later fought at light heavyweight.
If you are going to beat Johnson with the size stick, then at least have the integrity to use it consistently.
Byrd was an established force at heavyweight and weighed in at 213 pounds. Langford had beaten no one yet of note in the heavyweight ranks and weighed in at 156 pounds. Johnson was, for the day, a full fledged heavyweight at 185 pounds, just 9 pounds shy of his dominating performance against Burns.
I am not denigrating Johnson for beating the Langford like a redheaded stepchild. Kudo's for him. However, for me, it is not the shining moment on a great resume when a legit heavyweight takes out a middleweight.