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Old 09-12-2010, 08:02 PM   #50
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Default Re: Lineage of the coloured heavyweight title

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Originally Posted by SNOOPBEE View Post
DEMPSEY AND KEARNS WANTED THE WILLS FIGHT MORE THAN ANYBODY HOWEVER WILLIAM MULDOON WAS THE COMMISSONER IN NEW YORK AND GOING BACK IN TIME HE HAD BEEN SULLIVANS TRAINER .HE WAS THE ONE WHO PUT A STOP TO THAT FIGHT FROM HAPPENING AS HE DID NOT BELEIVE IN CROSSING THE COLOR LINE .
Thats not exactly true because Muldoon trained and managed black fighters (CC Smith, Billy Hill) against whites and vice versa (Denver Ed Smith vs Jackson, Kilrain vs Godfrey). It wasn't Muldoon's decision, he was pressured from the top. And Wills record speaks for itself, he was great.

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