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Old 12-10-2012, 03:22 PM   #1
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:00 PM   #2
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Yes, but Burns and most other heavyweights also picked Jeffries to beat Johnson when they fought, and they were wrong, so what does that say?
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:03 PM   #3
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Yes, but Burns and most other heavyweights also picked Jeffries to beat Johnson when they fought, and they were wrong, so what does that say?
Its worth whatever you think its worth, but Burns did at least see Jeffries fight which 95% of those that rate him did not.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:17 AM   #4
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List of past champs then was not too long.
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List of past champs then was not too long.
This is true , but it did include Corbett, Fitz, Dempsey and Tunney.
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Burns,for probably the most bigoted of reasons,would never have admitted that Jack Johnson was the best ever up to that time.
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Burns,for probably the most bigoted of reasons,would never have admitted that Jack Johnson was the best ever up to that time.
At least Burns fought Johnson and allowed him a shot at the title. That was more than a lot of previous and some later champs allowed a black man.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:51 PM   #8
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At least Burns fought Johnson and allowed him a shot at the title. That was more than a lot of previous and some later champs allowed a black man.


This is true.
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This is true , but it did include Corbett, Fitz, Dempsey and Tunney.
of those i have dempsey rated top at heavy, fitz p4p
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Burns,for probably the most bigoted of reasons,would never have admitted that Jack Johnson was the best ever up to that time.
Burns rated Johnson no 2.
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At least Burns fought Johnson and allowed him a shot at the title. That was more than a lot of previous and some later champs allowed a black man.
And was castigated by both Sullivan, and Jeffries for selling his title to a black man.
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And was castigated by both Sullivan, and Jeffries for selling his title to a black man.
Who can really trust a Canuck?
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:59 PM   #13
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Who can really trust a Canuck?
Joking aside, I wonder if Burns racism was more pragmatic than supposed , he was an admirer of Sam Langford's .
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