Originally Posted by Dempsey1238
Perhaps. But Who was the white champ during the Joe Louis era. and Walcott and Charles after them. Than Patterson, Liston Ali ete.
Thankfully we had all grown up a bit by then... thank you Joe.
The only white fighter who gained recognition as a Heavyweight champion between Braddock and Marciano was Lee Savold, who was recognized by Europe and Great Britain after Louis' initial retirement. Savold lost the title to Louis who had already lost to Charles and the EBU and Britain then decided to recognize Charles' conqueror Jersey Joe.