Originally Posted by janitor
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.
Ive no evidence but I tend to beleive Langford may have been "fighting "with an eye on a potential title fight at a later date,