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Old 07-02-2012, 01:56 AM   #44
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Default Re: Sam Langford vs James Jeffries 1910

Clay- Thanks for digging that up. I was beginning to think I had lost it and was fabricating things whole cloth. I am not sure where I read it but that was exactly as I remember it.

I am still interested in opinions on Gunboat Smith's contention that the fight was initially a fix, an understanding the Jeffries continued to carry when the location was moved to Reno, but regarding which Johnson disabused him only a night or two before the fight, telling him things were going to be on the level. If so, would that mean all of Jeffries training was only for effect, to look the part... Not sure what to make of old Gunboat's memories or contentions. He certainly seems an ornery old fart in the interview.
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