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Old 03-15-2011, 03:10 PM   #31
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Well 6 months before this supposed fight, there was a $200,000 offer for Dempsey to fight Johnson! Also talk of Johnson fighting Wills in an eliminator, which is interesting because this talk seemed to stop after the supposed fight.

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As far as I can tell, the Johnson Wills match fell through because the local athletic comission refused to sanction it.
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:47 PM   #32
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As far as I can tell, the Johnson Wills match fell through because the local athletic comission refused to sanction it.
A promoter, Elmer Tenley, offered $30,000, +35% of the gate, for Johnson to fight Wills ,when Johnson was paroled, Johnson jumped at it, but the New Jersey Commision' s Chairman vetoed the idea. William Muldoon, the chairman of the New York Boxing commission, refused to give Johnson a licence either.
Dempsey's manager, Jack Kearns stated categorically that Dempsey would not fight Johnson.
Johnson was finished as a top liner, he was well past it when Willard beat him in 1915 and the 5 years of drifting around the world, plus a year in prison, had done nothing to improve his abilities. Dempsey would likely have kod him early had they met, at that stage of Johnson's life.

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Old 03-16-2011, 02:12 PM   #33
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Big thanks to everyone for their articles and valuable input!!!
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:28 PM   #34
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left of topic...i'm kinda interested in seeing a newspaper report for the jack johnson v jack johnson fight in 1920
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