Re: Johnson Ketchel knockdown set up fake
Johnson was known as the greatest defensive fighter in the hwt division. In all my years studying Johnson I've never seen him react to any punch like he does to that very long right hand from Ketchel. He does indeed start to fall before the punch is any where near him. In my eyes the punch if it hit him at all brushed the back of his head. It does also seem weird that the punch was thrown in full view of the camera.....Ketchel directly to the left and Johnson directly to the right. I always thought the KD was faked watching this bout back in the 70s on 8 mm film to this very day watching on YouTube. Smiths comments adds further proof in my eyes because what he says is what I see when I watch the film and he was there at ringside. Why it happened and all the circumstances surrounding it will probably always be a mystery.