Originally Posted by mcvey
The problem is that Jeffries had 8 title defences and 3 of them were against men who did not warrant title shots.
Jeffries title reign effectivley breaks down into two components.
He won the title in June 99 and defended it three times up to the Corbett fight in May 00, when an injury to his left arm forced a period of inactivity and nearly ended his career.
He made his comeback in September 01 against Hank Griffin, and took two four round bouts against Griffin and Kennedy. These fights were to get him back into condition, and ready for a real test which came in the form of Gus Ruhlin. He then had a further three title defences, before the lack of credible white opponents forced him into retirment.
The Finnegan fight can be excused given his activity over that period. We can probably alow him a couple of warm up fights after his injury induced layoff. Munro by contrast clearly did get a prime time slot, and you can make what you will of that.