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Old 01-29-2013, 11:50 AM   #26
burt bienstock
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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 SLAKKA View Post
Then again "Dick" and his brother were heavily involved with Ketchell
It was on his brothers ranch that he got shot to death.
For years after Ketchel's death Nat Fleischer had Ketchel ahead of Greb
until a few years before Nat's death he said in his Ring Mag while answering a question Fleischer though Greb would beat Ketchel were they to have fought...Who truly knows ? One of Greb's greatest victory's was
in July, 1925,when Greb fading fast from almost 290 bouts had to lose weight fast to make 160 pounds for his bout with the terrific Mickey Walker. Greb was forced to run around Central Park twice on a hot ,humid
July afternoon, with only sips of orange punch for nourishment, and
surprisingly came into the ring at 158. Old, half blind and weakened by
weight making, Greb proceeded to batter Walker around, finishing the 15th round stronger than the first round...A tough MF was Greb...
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