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Old 07-22-2012, 03:53 PM   #71
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Default Re: Sam Langford vs James Jeffries 1910

In 1910 Langford was still only 5'7" and 165-170 pounds. And he wasn't a defensive wizard like Johnson. Just because the best defensive fighter in the world made Jeff miss, doesn't mean a much smaller in every way Langford, who was not as brilliant defensively, would do the same. Totally different style of fighter. It is like B-Hop or Ward making offensive fighters look silly and miss everything, and then that same offensive fighter gets in there with a guy who will mix it or doesn't have the same amazing D, and suddenly the guy who looked silly in one fight looks great in another.
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