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Old 08-03-2012, 06:54 AM   #123
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Default Re: Who had the better Career Resume...Liston or Johnson

Originally Posted by Mendoza View Post
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
O Brien.
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.

Last edited by mcvey; 08-03-2012 at 07:07 AM.
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