did sam langford ever box on the back foot?
i mean against really bigger and stronger guys like harry wills?
from what i have heard/read and see on film- sam langford in style is similar to james toney and joe frazier without all the bobbing and weaving.
he could do it all but was very aggressive!
preferred to block punches and was an incredibly imposing presense in the ring much like a george foreman. he always held the centre of the ring from the fights i have seen. i cant imagine him really backing up with his mentality.