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Old 04-27-2009, 10:45 AM   #13
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Default Re: Did Louis Draw The Color Line Line Johnson

I thought Jack Trammel was white?
Nope, not that I know of. He has always been lifted under category "African American" boxers and a historian who made a list of "Talented African American" boxers of the 1930s listed Trammell.

Ultimatley, Louis would have knocked him out. but he would have been the first 6'6 man louis faced that fought primarily as a boxer boxing on his back foot, rather than a standup slugger(b baer) or human punching bag (abe simon)....Louis did look unbelievable vs Carnera who used his jab alot and louis slipped it all night.
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