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Old 10-22-2013, 03:56 PM   #177
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Default Re: Prime James J. Jeffries vs Jack Johnson

Originally Posted by mcvey View Post
You couldn't be more wrong on this. Fitz didnt choose to wait two years at all he was ready to fight Jeffries 6 months after koing Sharkey in 2 rds.
Fitz was then 37 ,Jeffries 25 ,time was not on Fitz's side.

You need to read up on this because you have it completely **** about face.

Jeffries signed up for a lucrative theatrical tour,and 37 years old Fitz was left out in the cold.
As Adam says, this is covered in his book in considerable detail.

I wont say that it did not surprise me, but it seems inescapable that Fitzsimmons was instrumental in the fight being delayed.
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