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Old 10-12-2012, 01:49 AM   #18
burt bienstock
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Default Re: Billy Conn vs Gene Tunney

Originally Posted by SLAKKA View Post
Why Roy MCue left Red Mason out of his book "Pittsburgh Characters" I'll never know!
In the film clip showing Harry Greb training for his epic bout with mickey Walker at Phil. Jack O'Briens gym in NYC 1925, Red Mason is seen assisting Harry Greb...Greb at this time shown playing handball, sparring with the 50ish O'Brien was several pounds overweight just before the weighin...So Greb was forced to run around Central Park TWICE, in the July heat with only orange punch to swig...And he came into the ring at 158 lbs, old and creaky and still had the stamina to kick the hell out of the prime powerful Toy Bulldog...Amazing young man was Mr. Greb...
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