Originally Posted by mcvey
The average weight of Jeffries title challengers is 188lbs.
The average weight of Johnson's title challengers is 203lbs.
Tad Dorgan had a very high opinion of Jack Johnson look it up.
His opinion of Jeffries was echoed by Gene Tunney years later.
"The average weight of Jeffries title challengers is 188 lbs"
"The average weight of Johnson's title challengers is 203 lbs"
I don't agree that this means anything.
Take Joe Louis
He fought five fights with Primo Carnera, Abe Simon, and Buddy Baer--average weight in the five fights, 251 lbs
He fought six fights with Max Schmeling, Billy Conn, and Jersey Joe Walcott--average weight in the six fights, 188 lbs
I think Schmeling, Conn, and Walcott were far more formidable opponents than Carnera, Simon, and Baer.