In this letter to a friend , on Jan 1910 , the year of his title challenge to Jack Johnson , Jim Jeffries admits Jack Munroe did not deserve a title shot.
And that he was in no doubt it would be an easy nights work
" I never did think he had the right to be taken seriously"
"I hated to enter the ring that night, for I felt in my heart that Munroe could not give me a contest and the public would not get a run for its money in such a one-sided exhibition"
Jeffries also castigates Johnson calling him " not a true sportsman"
"I want to say that I will not, if I can help it, permit that negro to hold the heavyweight title . "