Originally Posted by rantcatrat
His pre-title reign was better than his title reign. In many ways, it's no different than many contemporary fighters. The main difference is that part of the reason the money wasn't the same for defending against black heavyweights is because they were black. Johnson was willing to permit that practice to continue while making money. I think that's one reason why there is some controversy. However, I'm still a student of the boxing game, so I don't claim to know much.
I've been following boxing for half a century, and I learn something new most days,but that's probably because I didn't know anything in the first place.