Originally Posted by janitor
"substituted for Ruhlin"
Martin had just turned twenty. Were folks really demanding an immediate title shot w/o additional seasoning.
Ruhlin makes sense both as a top contender, and as a man who had fought a controversial draw years earlier with Jeffries.
I appreciate your argument, though I have been shocked by just how highly Martin was regarded by the press, unwarantedly so as it turned out.
There were people who actualy thought he could beat Jeffries, while nobody seems to have given Johnson a chance.
Just shows that the media don't always pick the winners at the time, and we should remember that when judging the Munro fight.