Originally Posted by mcvey
As I said previously in 1904 ,Jeffries could have fought,Johnson ,McVey, Martin,or Childs, that's just the black challengers that had better credentials than Munroe.
I could give you Johnson and McVea, but Martin and Childs were well and truly on the wane by then, while Munro apeared to be on the way up.
Given Jeffries decision to draw the colour bar, Munro was probably about as good as he could have managed on paper.
Simple question, did Munroe deserve a title shot?
I think I have efectivley answered this question for you.
He was not the best available challenger, but he was a credible challenger.
A good analogy might be if Wladamir Klitschko gave a title shot to Tyson Fury.