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Old 02-17-2009, 07:20 PM   #30
Mendoza
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Default Re: Lineage of the coloured heavyweight title

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Originally Posted by hhascup View Post
Johnson wouldn't give any of the top "BLACK" fighters a title shot, so Langford and other top "Black" fighters claimed the title. When Langford, who challenged Johnson many times, beat all the rest of the top "Black" fighters, he was recognized as the rightful title holder.

You could say that Johnson was the "Lineal" Champion BUT he never claimed to be the Champion during that time.
Quick question. Is there a reason why Jack Johnson never fought Bob Armstrong?
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