Originally Posted by Mendoza
Well, Johnson also had a size, age, and weight advantage in many of his fights. While its true Liston did not make many title defense, he pretty much cleaned out the division before getting a shot, then faced a young Ali. I don't think Johnson would defeat the Ali that Liston fought either.
I may be the only one here who thinks this, but Johnson's victory over a 20 year old 156 pound Langford wasn't special. That Langford would not last 6 rounds with Liston.
Unlike Jim Jeffries?
N.B. Johnson was the lighter man in 4 of his 10 defences.
N.B. Johnson was the older man in 8 of his 10 defences. He also was the same age as
Only Jeffries was older ,by 3 years.
Johnson gave away.
3 years to Willard.
9 years to Moran.
9 years to Jim Johnson.
8 years to Ketchel.
8 years to Kaufman.
7 years to Ross.
N.B Johnson was 3 years older than Burns whom he took the title off.