Originally Posted by edward morbius
"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.
I was responding to the Dorgan quote about Johnson fighting small men.the facts are rather different.
BTW. Johnson, and Dorgan were close friends
To answer Appolack's premise that only Jeffries stopped Munroe , here is an account of the Munroe Johnson fight which shows, as I said that Johnson did not try to stop him.