Re: IF Langford Won Title in1913 Who Would He Defend Against?
Honestly, it's impossible to say.
Who would have thought Johnson would become the champ he did after beating those he beat up until the Jeffries fight. I doubt anyone would have questioned the worth of his opponents before that point. If Johnson was never champ he'd have likely continued to face the best of the bunch for his career.
My main point is, if Johnson (who fought a who's who from 1900-1910) can wind up becoming an inactive cherry picking champ, then anyone can.