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Old 05-13-2010, 06:22 PM   #27
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Default Re: Bob Fitzsimmons Appreciation Thread

Originally Posted by SuzieQ49 View Post
Fitz was a great puncher p4p. He would set you up with a trap like archie moore then pounce on your weak spot before you know what hit you.

Just curious though, how many top rated black fighters did Fitzsimmons take on? he seemed to have drawn the color line. I know fitz fought 4 black fighters, but I don't think any of them amounted too much. I tend to not rate old time white fighters highly who did not take on top black fighters.
Do you hold a double standard with top black fighters like Jack Johnson, who skirted the best black fighters as champion? IMO, Johnson drew a color line.

What about Joe Louis? Only two of his 26 title defenses were vs black fighters.
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