Who were the last top boxers to draw the color line?

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  1. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Exactly. Jack Johnson fought who ever made him the most money. Only in France would people pay to watch two black guys. He had no qualms about it then.
     
  2. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Member Full Member

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    Vienne offered Johnson$20,000 to defend against Jeannette in Paris but over 25rds .
    By this stage Johnson was no longer either in his prime or in top shape ,and he knew it ,no way was he fighting "marathon man "Jeannette over 25rds,and certainly not for $10,000 less than he could get fighting one of the white scrubs like Moran !
     
  3. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    With regard to the original question, Max Baer once said that he had promised his mother that he would never fight a black opponent, but that he would fight Joe Louis if he beat Primo Carnera.

    No need to explain what happened next.

    That is probably the last time that the heavyweight champion had any sort of publicly declared policy.

    Braddock I think always said that he would fight Louis if the money was right.
     

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