Originally Posted by Mendoza
Langford was not only lighter ( 156 pounds ) he was just 20 years old!
If we examine the ages, weights, and experience level of fighting opponents the of 180 pounds when they meet, its all in Johnson's favor.
This of course is not true.
Langford had over 50 fights under his belt when they met , considerbaly more than Johnson.
Langford's birthday is a source of speculation, his date of birth is given as the 4th of March 1883 which would make him 23 when he met Johnson on the 26th of April 1906. Langford was 156lbs ,Johnson 185lbs both around 20 lbs below their optimum weights.
It's interesting that Mendozy harps on the weight dispariy here but never mentions the weight disparity between Jeffries and several of his opponents.
For example Sharkey conceding 32lbs, Fitz conceding 47lbs,Corbett conceding 30lbs,Finnegan conceding 60lbs, Griffin conceding 40lbs,Choynski conceding 52lbs.
ALL GIVING AWAY MORE WEIGHT THAN LANGFORD DID AGAINST JOHNSON .
But what can you expect from a slavish fan boy.?
NB. Mike Tyson was world's heavyweight champion at 20 and when he finally retired, he had 58 fights on his record, just 7 more than Langford had when he faced Johnson.
A poster said Johnson wanted no part of Langford when he became bigger and better.
Didn't Johnson also become bigger and better?