Originally Posted by MadcapMaxie
Hard to gauge given how washed up Jeffries was when he actually fought Johnson and it still took over 30 minutes of fighting in terrible heat before father time and Johnson's fists got to him.
I'm leaning to Jeffries to stop Johnson if it's a scheduled 45 rounder, late in the 3rd quarter.
The fact that Jeffries lasted into the 15th rd , may have had more to do with Johnson's desire to punish him for all those insults and slights he had to suffer from Jeffries, than any competitiveness on Jeffries part.
Tex Rickard , the referee, and a huge Jeffries booster, said that Johnson could have finished it whenever he liked.
Prime for prime I see a titanic struggle with periods of extended clinching ,Johnson being successful at neutralising Jeffries attack and taking a decision.