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Old 05-14-2010, 12:32 PM   #34
burt bienstock
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Default Re: Bob Fitzsimmons Appreciation Thread

Originally Posted by Mendoza View Post
The best short piece I ever read on Fitzsimmons was written during the white hope era. The article matches former champions vs. the white hopes, and the author feels Fitz would have literally killed them. A great read.
Many years ago in an OLD ring magazine , I read a quote by an old time heavyweight named Sandy Ferguson...Ferguson drew with Sam Langford in the early 1900s and was one of Bob Fitzimmons sparring partner...He was quoted as saying that Fitz would have kod Langford with body punches..Ferguson felt convinced of that...For what it's worth.!
What old Fitz must have been in his prime, at the age of 25 ? WOW...
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