Re: Bob Pastor eliminated Lem Franklin from contention for a crack at Louis
A close modern-day approximation to this bout would be the Nigel Benn-Michael Watson fight. Like Franklin, Benn exploded out of his corner and shot his bolt early. Watson bided his time, played tight defense and put in his shots when he could. In both instances the smarter boxer wore out the blitzing puncher.
But unlike Franklin, Benn was able to recover and have a successful career.