Originally Posted by Momus
Johnson was one of my favourite fighters of the era, but when you break down his resume it doesn't exactly scream first ballot hall of famer.
Johnson's induction has to be based on a subjective opinion of how good he was, rather than an objective assessment of his achievements. When doing the latter there are numerous fighters who have better resumes on paper, but have yet to be enshrined.
Johnson looked the part of a great fighter, and on ability in my opinion probably was. However, there isn't any career defining win or achievement you can point to that confirms this and separates him from the crowd of other title claimants. As a result, his induction is always open to question.
I think this is on the nose. And throw in the added.achievement of being the first to do something and you can see why he had so much attention.