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Old 04-26-2009, 08:30 AM   #3
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Default Re: Did Louis Draw The Color Line Line Johnson

It is not so much that he drew the colour line more that the bar was set higher for a black fighter to get a title shot than a white fighter.

It is necesary to distinguish between the position of Louis himself and that of his managment. Louis wanted to conduct more defences against black challengers but his managment didnt. He wanted to fight Leroy Haynes for example. Louis eventualy took the fight with John Henry Lewis against the wishes of his managers and when the fight was a relativley low draw it set his plans back a bit.
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