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Old 06-23-2007, 07:59 AM   #8
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Default Re: Dempsey's Hobbo Days

Originally Posted by joe33
I have a copy to,they did about three i think,the other one i can remember was about great knockouts,but the heavyweight one was great,though does not tyson say jack johnson was not very good????
Basiclly he says that Jack wouldn't "make a penny" in the modern market (because he's boring) which I think is wide of the mark - someone with that talent and that gift for self promotion would be right up there.

He raises the point about Johnson "not being elusive with his body" and points out that that would be a worry for Johnson in the modern era. This is not accurate - but very interestingly I think Tyson may, consiously or unconsciously be answering the question, "could you beat Johnson", in which case he's hit upon the pertinant point.

My own opinion is that if Johnson got the look at Tyson's style that Tyson has had at his he would make it a very competitive fight.

You're right though, Johnson is the only champ Tyson is a little disrespectful of.
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