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Old 10-23-2013, 05:01 AM   #180
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Default Re: Prime James J. Jeffries vs Jack Johnson

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Originally Posted by Boilermaker View Post
He should have rematched John Finnegan who had avenged his Cavanaugh loss and had gone undefeated since his unsuccessful title shot.

Other Options were

Jack Johnson who was not a top 10 fighter.

Or Joe Choynski who had just drawn with Jeffries and was about to KO Johnson

or John L Sullivan who was calling out Jeffries for a unification bout and had just KOd McCormack?

or Hank Griffin, who had just beaten Jack Munroe?
Good old Finnegan who qualified for a fight with Jeffries by being knocked down 7 times by Ruhlin in his previous fight, and carried out of the ring unconscious at the end.All in the space of 4 rds!

Would Frank Childs who fought Butler, Armstrong ,Dunkhorst,Everett and Klondike x2 in 1900 ,not have been a better match than Finnegan?
How about Denver Ed Martin ,who fought Klondike, and Armstrong that year?
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