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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

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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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