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Old 10-09-2007, 10:26 AM   #12
OLD FOGEY
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Default Re: Jack Johsnon news reads. Battling Jim, MCvey, Jeanette, and Langford!

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Originally Posted by Mendoza
I have some news archives on some of Jack Johnson's clips. Did you know H.D. McIntosh, the famous promoter who put on Burns vs Johnson, offered $50,000 for Johnson to fight Langford, andr McVey, but Johnson did not take it? Jeanette's manger offered $30,000 for the match. So much for the theory that Johnson could make more money fighting the Flynn's, Ross', and Kaufman's of boxing. Johnson is quotes saying he will sign. In fact he did, but the fights did not happen.

Here is the fight review of Jack Johnson vs Battling Jim Johnson. This was history's first all black gloved heavyweight title fight. The true story is the fight was scheduled for 20 rounds, but Jack Johnson quit in the 10th frame. Also, the belt was in dispute after the fight. Read the review and decide for yourself who should have won.

Here's is news read from the New York Times. Enjoy. I plan on posting a few threads on old news reads here. Mostly on historical data that has been misunderstood by " internet " rumors.

Enjoy the reads. I hope the links work.


http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive...CF&oref=slogin
Very, very interesting. Johnson does not seem to have done much really after the Jeffries bout other than edge Moran. Maybe they felt a champion should not lose his belt on an injury, but the critics who say Johnson lucked out seem to have the better case. It certainly makes you question whether Johnson could have handled any of the black dynamite fighters after 1912 or so.
One question, though--I am confused about the scheduled length of the bout. Where exactly does it say it was for twenty rounds?
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