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Old 12-08-2012, 01:14 PM   #68
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Default Re: Jeffries v Quarry

Originally Posted by scartissue View Post
I just happen to be one of these people who do not believe what I am told. I trust my baby-blues and I have never been impressed in the footage I have seen of Jeffries. Some people form their own opinions and others believe what a writer said 100 years ago and take it sight unseen. I fall into the former.
Don't you see that on a certain level, you are "believing what you are told". You are unquestioningly accepting a hackneyed revisionist interpretation of Jeffries record, passed around by people who know little about the era.

That to my mind is worse than assuming that Jeffries was the second greatest heavyweight of all time, because Nat Fleischer said so. If you were really a critical thinker, you would go back to the contemporary newspaper accounts, and try to work out what actually happened.
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