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Old 08-03-2012, 06:18 PM   #15
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Default Re: Ketchel v Langford: 1910 20 rounds for the MW title.

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Originally Posted by lufcrazy View Post
I don't buy this sliding business, am I missing something here?

is it beyiond the realm of possibility that he had just infact "dipped" and would come back to form for a championship bout?
Ketchel was an opium addict by 1910 ,he also had syphilis .There are tales of fighters being paid to take it easy on him by then.Wilson Mizner ,[who took over as Ketchel's manager after Willus Britt died] is supposed to have paid Frank Klaus to go easy in their fight.Even if the tales of fighters being paid to take it easy are just apocryphal,being a druggie and, having syph would indicate that you are definitey not at your best,or would you not agree?
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