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Old 02-01-2013, 06:35 PM   #32
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Default Re: Did jack Johnson drew a color line himself?

Originally Posted by mcvey View Post
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.
Yes, 30 000 would absolutely have gone down in Australia, if things had held together north of the equator!

I don't take seriously talk of promoting heavyweight title fights in early 1900's Russia.
Perhaps that is why big money was on offer, to make it happen in Russia?
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