Future Champion?

When black fighters first began to dominate the heavyweight boxing circuit, many fans felt that the honor of the white race was at stake. Indeed, managers trained 'white hopes' to challenge the black titleholders.

One such challenger, advertised by his manager as a future world champion, fought Sam Langford one evening and was hopelessly outclassed. Langford maneuvered the challenger around the ring to the point where his entourage was seated and then -- with a cry of 'Here comes your champion!' -- promptly knocked him over the ropes into his manager's lap.

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