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Old 11-22-2012, 05:28 AM   #46
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Default Re: Prime James J. Jeffries vs Jack Johnson

Originally Posted by Vanboxingfan View Post
Johnson did say that Burns fought crouched and that throughout the fight he often simply waited for him to try and attack and caught him while transitioning from defense to offense. So, I would agree with Fitz on that assessment. Funny that virtually all the former heavyweight champs and some fighters such as Langford were in Jeffries corner for that fight. Yet, Johnson was confident enough in victory that he told his brother to bet every dime he had on him. Many negros did just that.
Hugh D McIntosh the promoter of the Johnson /Burns fight, visited Johnson's training camp, Johnson told him he was a sure thing, and McIntosh bet the gate receipts of the Burns fight on Jack , he made a fortune.
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