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Old 09-15-2009, 07:01 PM   #22
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Default Re: Who hit as hard as Fitzsimmons...

Originally Posted by Unforgiven View Post
Sam Langford.
As hard as, or possibly harder.

Common sense suggests this might be true, but if you look at his record at this weight, he really didnt seem to knock many people out at all at this lighter weight.

Sams power didnt seem to become prevalent until he started going up in the weights and fighting larger fighters.

What this means, i dont know. Did the smaller, quicker fighters trouble him more, Did he need the weight to develop his punch, was he foxing early on in his career, Did he change his style completely to a more aggressive approach, did the smaller fighters simply run away from him more?

I am interested to hear from some of the huge Langford fans as to what his power was like (at this weight).
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