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Old 01-28-2013, 08:19 PM   #23
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Default Re: "Greb one of the truly great middles...his record at this weight below Fitz & Ket

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Originally Posted by Senya13 View Post
They competed in Miami city, neither was any good in sporting writing in the 1920s from what I've seen of both (Herald and News).
You'll need to ask SLAKKA or klompton for more write-ups like that. I recall reading a syndicated writer Joe Williams who had a lot of praise for Greb in 1924, comparing him to Fitz, Ryan and Ketchel.
Even more impressive than Williams, who was too young to recall those palmy days.
Again the name of Emerson Dickerson of the Grand Rapids Herald comes to mind
He wrote up and refereed many championship battles of that day including close to a dozen Greb fights.
He and his brother were very close to Ketchel. All concerned being Michigan men.
In "Dicks" obit of Greb he speaks with certainty that Harry would have beaten Ketchel

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