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Old 11-30-2012, 07:02 AM   #27
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Default Re: Was Wills better than McVea, Jeannette or Langford?

Originally Posted by Mendoza View Post
Langford Ko'd Wills in 1914 ( 2nd fight ) and and 1916 ( 5th fight )

To make a correction, the first five fights were 2-2-1. Wills won twice via decision, and Langford twice via 10 count KO. Based on this, I think Langford who was slightly past his prime to past his prime from 1914-1916, got the better of Wills from 1914-1916. Fair enough?
Although boxrec has the first fight a draw, more newspaper reports had the first fight to Wills than Langford.

A win's a win for me, I suppose a dominating win is better than a close win, but if 1 man wins every round it's as dominating as much as a KO pretty much.

And why only count the first 5? When the 6th and 7th were only months after the 5th?

Wills also was pre-prime himself in 1914 and not as experienced if you take a glance at his record it bears this out
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