Originally Posted by TheSouthpaw
People think Curtis Sheppard hit harder than George Foreman or Marciano?
Archie fought both Rock and Sheppard and said Sheppard was the hardest hitter he ever faced. Sheppard is usually overlooked cause he was more like a 'gate keeper' during Louis's reign. He wasn't a great boxer but he sure could hit hard and apparently his chin wasn't too shabby either (gone the distance with Archie, JJW & Lloyd Marshall).
Surf-Bat posted a story by Sheppard's manager telling how Sheppard might have been responsible for the death of Harry Bobo after he iced him during a sparring session. Apparently Bobo was out for hours and complained about headaches frequently after that session. Don't remember the details about the story but it was a spar so they could be wearing headgear, you know...