Originally Posted by Manassa
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 1-0
Stanley Ketchel 1-0
Jeff Clark 1-1
Sam McVey 4-1-2
Philadelphia Jack O' Brien 1-0
Harry Wills 1-0-1
Look at it from this perspective though. At only 16 losses, Robertards stretching to excuse Duran's blemishes, "he needed a poo" has had to have been pulled out of the bag, and thats at only 16 losses.
At worst i think you have to assume Langford was very beatable. Dangerous, but beatable.