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Old 11-28-2009, 12:29 AM   #22
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Default Re: Philidelphia Jack O'Brien gave Jack Johnson fits over the short distance.

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Originally Posted by McGrain View Post
Yeah, quite right. The thing is, of the primary reports I was reading today, flat out none mentioned it as a title fight.
It might not have been billed as a title fight, but had O'Brien stopped Johnson or decisively gotten the better of him, a lot of people probably would've recognized him as the new champ regardless. That's the way things often worked back then.
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