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Old 06-23-2007, 08:03 AM   #9
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Default Re: Dempsey's Hobbo Days

Originally Posted by McGrain
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.
The fact that Johnson was the first coloured champion is as much due to his skill for self promotion as his talent. That is perhaps the one thing he had over Peter Jackson, Sam Langford et al.
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