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Old 06-30-2012, 02:50 PM   #13
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Default Re: Sam Langford vs James Jeffries 1910

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Originally Posted by Cmoyle View Post
"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 f
aded Jeffries. "

Actually, there was a time that Langford supposedly said that he'd fight anyone except that big hairy fella (Jeffries). I can believe that he may have said that because according to Australian promoter Hugh McIntosh, there was a time that Sam thought McVey might have been too big for him. Of course, he went on to become McVey's master.
I will happily defer to your greater knowledge on the subject.
However ,it is my understanding that that comment was made around 1905,when Jeffries retired , at that time I believe Langford scaled around 156lbs?,
By 1910 Sam would have beat the snot out of the seriously diminished Grizzly Bear.
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