Originally Posted by HOUDINI
As per Fleischer who watched both men in training and was at ringside for the fight....Willard was fit as anyone who ever fought for the hwt championship the day he fought Johnson.
Again, this is FOUR YEARS before he faced Dempsey.
The Willard that faced Dempsey hadn't fought in 3 years, was 37 years old and stupidly over confident. Unlike, say an old Larry Holmes, he had no great skillset to fall back on. His physicality was all he had.
Do you see the disconnect in your logic or do we need a to draw a diagram?