Originally Posted by apollack
By Lem Satterfield: "If Johnson's resume was largely devoid of star names, it was because standout fighters of the day, from 108 to 115 pounds, such as Johnny Tapia, Danny Romero, Michael Carbajal and Ricardo Lopez are widely considered to have avoided him."
I remember the 90s pretty well, and I remember none of the top guys wanting to fight Johnson. Folks today can engage in revisionist history, but some of us remember.
He was the first African American flyweight champion, too.
what about the LEGITIMATE flyweight champions of his time ? instead of complaining that fighters from other division don't want to fight you, how about cleaning up your own division ?
his resume is not just devoid of star names, it's devoid of any legitimate contenders . most of his opponents didn't even get another title shot after they fought mark .
i'm not doubting the man's talent, but fighters shouldn't be in the HOF because they were supposedly " ducked " .
i also remember him losing the first time he fought someone with a pluse