Re: Sam Langford vs Marvin Hagler
Fleischer's father in law was at the Johnson-Langford bout. Fleischer wrote of his conversations with his father in law that the fight was one sided and that Langford was taken to the hospital afterward. The only reason why Sam lasted the distance is that Johnson eased off of him after dropping him early. This really should be no surprise since JJ outweighed Sam by 40 or so pounds.
Fleischer also wrote that he would razz Johnson about that fight kidding around that Langford really kicked his butt. It got to a point where JJ turned to Fleischer one day with tears in his eyes stating..."Nat call me the worst fighter you ever saw and I was yellow but please dont say that Langford beat me or even gave me a tough fight...its simply not true".