Re: On willie Pep, Sandy Saddler,Henry Armstrong
I don't think Pep or Saddler were afraid of anyone. Just because a fighter doesn't pursue a fight with another fighter does not mean that fighter is afraid. Had they been steered to fight Jack or Williams, I'm sure they'd have done it.
Armstrong was certainly not normal, not even by top 10 ATG standards.
Pep, Saddler, Armstrong, Williams, and Jack all are rightfully honored at the International Boxing Hall of Fame.