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Old 12-07-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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Default Is Date Of Jeffries v Griffin Fight Kosher?

Jim Jeffries is listed as koing Hank Griffin on the 1st of Dec 1896.
Jeffries was due to fight Van Buskirk in August of that year, but contracted pneumonia which nearly killed him, the fight was postponed indefinitely, and Jeffries sparring partner Jack Stelzner was drafted in as a replacement , the fight taking place in Jan of 1897, result a draw.


My point is, if the date is correct, Jeffries beat Griffin only 4 months after being at death's door , bringing up blood.
If so ,this is a highly commendable result.
Perhaps Adam Pollack knows the truth of it?
Link below.

http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cdnc/cgi-bin/cdn...ARTICLE---1896#
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