Originally Posted by janitor
Jeffries won because Fitz smashed his hands on his head , he was also fighting with a dislocated thumb.
Hype Igoe who was ringside stated it was the worst beating he ever saw one man inflict on another ,worse than the beating Dempsey gave Willard.
Training footage means nothing imo .Footage of Johnson training shows a very mobile, never stationary heaVyweight busy with both hands constantly going. In fact Johnson fought nothing like that the film we have of Jeffries fighting shows him laying back and countering against Sharkey,and plodding forward against Ruhlin, and Johnson.
Throw out the Johnson debacle ,that leaves us with him in his prime against Ruhlin ,who appears quicker afoot ,and better defensively.
agreed. and without film of jeffries fight, much of this is speculation. but that's the fun isn't it.
based on styles this is interesting and i'm glad to see quarry isn't being outright dismissed.
question for the experts: how identical to jeffries would chuvalo be? in terms of style and toughness, would that give us any indication how the layout of the fight would be?