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Old 11-20-2012, 03:35 AM   #5
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Default Re: Freddie Steele Appreciation Thread

Originally Posted by Seamus View Post
Where does he rank among all time middleweights? The guy was nails with great power. Sure he loves his right hand. But if you had a right like he did, you would love it, too.

Here he is KO'ing Vince Dundee who had never been stopped before, knocking him down 11 times...

Here he is dispatching Gus Lesnevich, future LHW champ...

A big time power player in my opinion. A broken sternum brought an end to his run at the top even though he fought on. Then the war came.
Steele was not only the first man to stop Dundee , he was the only one ,in a total of 148 fights.
Dundee was in hospital a week after that bout , with concussion, and a broken jaw.
Steele was undoubtedly a big banger, but he throws just about everything long, and I think he looks a bit sloppy against Dundee.

He looks better against Lesnevich imo..
Steele is very mobile and rangy , at 155.5lbs, he was conceding 5lbs to Dundee . Freddie was usually conceding weight to his opponents.

Great puncher whose career went into decline after his injury.
Arguably top 10?
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