Originally Posted by mcvey
Some also say it was a barney with either a pre arranged take it easy plan or Langford fighting under wraps to get a title chance later through not showing his true ability,I think its strange that two such lethal punchers fought a decision fight myself.I,d like to have the real info on this "fight".
When Langford heard news of Ketchel's death he said-
"Poor Stan. He went to his grave thinking he could beat ole Sam
I suspect that they went easy on one another to build up interst in a real fight scheduled for the following summer. A jealous farm hand however had other ideas.