Originally Posted by dmt
i don't entirely blame Johnson since the politics of the day caused problems for both Johnson and Dempsey, but to an extent they can be responsible for it. However many fail to realise the politics.
In the end the bottom line is the lagacy of fighters like Johnson and Dempsey will always be incomplete without meeting their best challengers, Dempsey(Wills, Langford when he was a contender) and Johnson (Jeannette, Langford and McVea)
I would also note that Johnsons resume dose not particularly depend on his title reign. His tour of the division while he was coloured champion is damn impresive.