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Old 08-13-2012, 07:03 PM   #13
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Default Re: Bob Pastor eliminated Lem Franklin from contention for a crack at Louis

Originally Posted by Surf-Bat View Post
He and Joe Louis had the same amateur trainer (whose name escapes me for the moment). That trainer claimed Lem was the harder puncher. So did Hall of Fame baseball legend Tris Speaker, who was a boxing fan and most likely saw many hard-hitting heavyweights come and go over the decades.

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Franklin's right, Thompson's left hook, Sheppard's whatever he touched you with... Lots of fireworks between that lot. The trainer was George Moody?
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