Re: John L Sullivan Exhibitions
The Sullivan McCormack fight/exhibition is nothing short of astonishing given his condition and age.
I dont know if that Sharkey Sullivan is the same one, but i read that John L went a few rounds and then explained to the crowd that he had retired and passed the mantle on to the younger fighting brigade.
I think it almost certain that John L was underated in the science department. YOu dont knock out as many people as he did, if you dont have the science to hit people without getting hit. Obviously he wasnt a mover like Corbett, but like tyson, Frazier etc, he wasnt a wild swinging thug etiher. Sullivan was further past prime than the Dempsey that faced Tunney. and corbett may have been on par or better than tunney. I think John L is extremely underated.