Originally Posted by janitor
There were big money offers for Johnson to fight Langford and McVea, but they came from Australia and Russia.
Johnsonís arrest and trial might have nixed these potential matches.
The worst you could say about Johnson, would be that he was half the problem.
Langford and McVey weren't fighting for big money in Australia.
Can you show concrete offers of big purse offers for these fights ? Johnson received $5000 for challenging Burns.
I don't take seriously talk of promoting heavyweight title fights in early 1900's Russia.
Johnson was offered $30,000 to fight Langford in Paris, but that was for both of them,with Johnson to receive 60% and no profits from the movie rights.