Since the owner of the site doesn't want poor text quality threads to be revived, here goes nothing. As I stated yesterday Johnson was perpetually broke post Willard once he did his time for violating the Mann Act and was freed from federal prison. Johnson sold his story to a National Enquirer type tabloid and used his prone hands up in an exhausted pose as sign that he was really shielding his eyes, not too concussed or exhausted to rise before the ten count was tolled over his prone body. The boxing historian Nate Fleishcher never believed this story as there wasn't a run on betting Willard during the buildup for the fight in Cuba. As I stated in the previous thread the Willard camp knew Johnson was getting long in the tooth and demanded a longer bout than what was becoming the norm in boxing. Johnson was out boxing Willard fairly easily for the first 15 rounds or so and then his body started hitting the wall and Willard started taking charge and Johnson started looking his age and ready to go. Johnson actually signaled for his wife or consort to leave her ringside seat as he was heading for a likely ko/tko loss and didn't want her to fear for his safety. Also like a previous poster stated once the film was released to the public years later it was obvious Johnson was tiring and started to take a beating at the hands of younger and fresher challenger. PS, after Johnson beat Burns fight films which were valuable to movie theaters were viewed as not worth the trouble as riots and vigilante justice was common after the fights were shown in the theaters and many governors banned their viewing by the general public.