Did Jack Johnson train anyone?

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Well?

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  1. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! banned Full Member

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    It is referenced in passing he was charged with the fitness of inmates in prison however It got me thinking did Papa Jack pass his skills to another?
     
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  2. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    George Godfrey, I believe. The latter one (obviously)
     
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  3. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! banned Full Member

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    Well- What was the extent of the training? as in the time Johnson invested In Godfrey. this is news to me.
     
  4. Rakesh

    Rakesh Active Member Full Member

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    Well I don't know that question, but I do know he invented the wrench!
     
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  5. Boxed Ears

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    Aye, they used to call him Wrench Johnson. Which I think is pretty clever. Because of his inventing the wrench. Because of how that changed the humanity.
     
  6. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Didn't he train one of Joe Louis' opponents because Louis had disrespected him?
     
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  7. Jackomano

    Jackomano Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Johnson trained a ton of fighters. Just to name a few he trained Abe Simon for the first Louis fight. He trained Al Gainer, who was an excellent light heavyweight. He also trained Panama Roy Brooks, who was a very good lightweight and later trainer of Tiger Ted Lowry.
     
  8. ron davis

    ron davis Active Member Full Member

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    He gave Max Schmeling some pointers.
     
  9. SwarmingSlugger

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    He didn't invent the wrench that was done in the 1840s he just patented a TYPE of wrench.
     
  10. Boxed Ears

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    :lol: