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Old 11-19-2012, 02:40 PM   #35
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Default Re: Did Louis Draw The Color Line Line Johnson

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Originally Posted by Cachibatches View Post
It is well accepted that Jack Johnson drew the color line agaisnt Langford and the rest of murder's row, but it seems that Loius gets a pass for not fighing many worthy black fighters.

I know that Louis fought John Henry Lewis, and eventually, Jersey Joe Walcott. But why did he not fight other guys mentuioned on the "NO Joe Loius" thread like Lem Franklin, Turkey Thompson, Harry Bobo, Elmer Ray, and Lee Q Quarry?

How would these fighters fair agaisnt Loius. How would/did they fair against Joe Walcott and Ezzard Charles. Though they were essentially from a different era, for reference, how would they have done agaisnt Marciano?
I think Roxborough, Black ,and Mike Jacobs drew the $$$$ line.
I doubt Louis would duck anybody ,he certainly had no problems with giving those who gave him a tough first go round another shot.
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