Originally Posted by Mendoza
Johnson who was at his best up close had trouble with good jabbers and power hitters. To get up close Johnson would have to get past Liston's jab. I don't see it. And if Johnson gets up close he puts himself in the danger zone of Liston bombs.
Liston could fight inside or out, and had a very dangerous arsenal of hooks, jabs, crosses, and uppercuts. Those who engaged Liston in close quarters did not last long. For a power hitter, Liston was rather technical. Even on defense. Liston via KO, perhaps early if Johnson doesn't run.
Since when was Jack Johnson such an aggressive, come forward fighter and when did he have trouble with power hitters? He wasn't KOed till he was shot to shit and unmotivated against Willard and it still took 24 rounds. Johnson Is right up there as the most durable heavyweight ever and that is including Ali.