Murders row

Discussion in 'Boxing' started by maressa, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. maressa

    maressa Banned Banned

    Why was it that back in the day, some of the great black fighters like Henry Armstrong and Ray Robinson got title shots while others such as Charley Burley and Llyod Marshall and Kid Cocoa didn't? What kind of racial politics decided that?
  2. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    And why do you assume it is racial politics and not the best fighters or some other factor?

    You better make a strong case for your argument before throwing terms like racial politics around.
  3. qazaqwe

    qazaqwe Valued Member

    All the fighters you mentioned were avoided by black fighters as much as they were white fighters, you do realize?
  4. maressa

    maressa Banned Banned

    I imagine they would have been.
  5. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Then your point is what exactly?
  6. qazaqwe

    qazaqwe Valued Member

    That Charley Burley was the mulatto Rodney Dangerfield of the 1940's?

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