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Old 10-13-2007, 03:53 PM   #16
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Johnson might well have become aware of Charles Spenser Chaplin as an up-and-comer by 1914 or 1915. I think The Tramp wasn't quite matured enough to take the title from Jack at that point. I think Johnson avoids any rematchs with Charlie; succesfully defends against Roscoe Arbunkle when Fatty is DQ'd for a low blow that ruptures Johnson's bladder; is decisioned by Harold Lloyd (the only Heavyweight Champion to box wearing spectacles); sees his days as a first-tier heavyweight ended by the whirlwind attack of 'Buster' Keaton (named for his 'Buster' over-hand right); and becomes persona non grata in the boxing world for recieving a bribe in connection to refereeing the Hardy-Laurel rubber match (Johnson immediately broke up all attempts at infighting, enabling Mercurial Stan to stick'n'move against Orotund Oliver all night long).
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Old 10-14-2007, 12:56 PM   #18
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hysterical.
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hysterical.
The hysteria is coming from the Johnson haters actually.
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The hysteria is coming from the Johnson haters actually.
If Johnson is looking down on us he would be delighted by how much controvesy he causes so long after his death.
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Old 10-14-2007, 05:36 PM   #21
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If Johnson is looking down on us he would be delighted by how much controvesy he causes so long after his death.
You said it he loved to be noticed!
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