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Old 10-12-2007, 08:39 AM   #54
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Default Re: Jack Johnson news reads. Battling Jim, MCvey, Jeanette, and Langford!

Originally Posted by Grebfan9
Hey Mendoza,

Thanks for the reply on Johnson-Wills. I agree with you on the
great points that you have made regarding Johnson. I also
think that the Willard KO was legitimate. I don't think that
Jack had the sturdiest of chins. Joe Choynski flattened him
with one left hook, and Ketchel dropped him. Guys like Al
Kaufman and Jim Flynn were VERY limited in their abilities.

I think that Sam Langford would have been tough when Johnson
was approaching his mid-thirties. Look at Langford's record of
KOing guys like Gunboat Smith and a bunch of the other White
Hopes. There were a few other Black fighters besides Langford
and Jeannette that were tough and could have given Jack a
tough time.

Langford had also lost to Smith in 12 , a year earlier.But he would certainly have been a tough proposition for the dissipated Johnson that was bluffing his way through fights with Moran and Johnson.
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