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Old 06-30-2012, 01:59 PM   #10
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Default Re: Sam Langford vs James Jeffries 1910

Originally Posted by apollack View Post
Langford himself said he had no chance against Jeffries. I actually think this is a good style matchup for Jeff, for Langford was not the defensive wizard that Johnson was, plus he was only 5'7" and 170-180, didn't use a lot of footwork, and was willing to slug it out, which would be a dangerous proposition against a guy 6'1" 220-230 who had a good chin and heavy punch. It would be very entertaining though, regardless of result, because both were very tough cookies.
Correct me if I am wrong ,but it was Joe Woodman who said that ,and it was around 1906. In 1910 Langford would have beat the shit out of the faded Jeffries.
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