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Old 01-20-2013, 04:35 PM   #16
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Default Re: Dempsey v Langford

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Originally Posted by Pachilles View Post
Langford gets alot of praise for a guy who lost or drew around 1/3 of his fights. Granted, i dont know the ins and outs of his record and most great fighters have a few losses pre or post-prime. But we're talking 100 fights here
Langford often fought at much heavier opponents, eventually started to lose his sight, always fought the best, sometimes carried opponents, fought very often, and didn't quit until he was well past it.

In his prime he amassed a streak of 81-4-5 with a record over the following Hall of Famers as such:

Joe Jeanette 5-0-3
Dixie Kid 2-0
Stanley Ketchel 1-0
Sam McVey 4-1-2
Philadelphia Jack O' Brien 1-0
Harry Wills 1-0-1

Last edited by Manassa; 01-20-2013 at 06:41 PM.
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