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Old 07-14-2007, 06:55 PM   #16
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The event is prety well documented.
I certainly don't doubt that it happened.
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While some of Greb's fights were indeed filmed, the question is, do they still exist, and if so, are they salvagable?
Probably not. I think in those days film was on a nitrate base and it was unstable over the years. One can hope, but I think not.
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Old 07-15-2007, 06:40 AM   #18
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It's ridiculous this thing with Greb it makes me furious.

I bet he looked - looked - something like Glen Johnson in the the Roy Jones fight.
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Old 07-15-2007, 07:19 AM   #19
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I imagine Harry Greb looking very unorthodox is his style.
Punches coming from ridiculous angles at ridiculous speed, with a load of fouls flying in perpetual motion.
Michael Spinks, Roy Jones Jr, and Rocky Marciano all rolled into one - with less power than those big hitters but considerably more volume.
I imagine him doing something like what Calzaghe did to Lacy against most his opponents, but with more fouls and more speed.
Defensively I see him as slick as Duran, or slicker than any aggressive fighter than ever lived.
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Old 07-15-2007, 07:31 AM   #20
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I think you are right.

Greb's knockouts tended to be death by a thousand cuts. He might not knock you out but your face would look worse than if you fought George Foreman.
Armstrongs got some underrated power, especially in his earlier divisions. Greb mainly wore you down thru surreal accumulation from what i can gather.
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:53 PM   #21
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Probably not. I think in those days film was on a nitrate base and it was unstable over the years. One can hope, but I think not.
The rumor, of course, is that some footage *has* survived and is being hoarded by a handful of collectors. There is at least one vendor online who claims to have footage of Dempsey and Greb sparring, but when you inquire you get hemming and hawing. Until I see at least a single frame captured from the footage I'm more inclined to believe that it has been lost to time and neglect, like the known-to-be-filmed footage from Greb vs Walker (last viewed in the 1950s), and any claims to the contrary are based on misidentification.
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:04 PM   #22
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By most accounts, he was a tricky pressure fighter who was difficult to catch with a clean punch, and who relied on volume punching (and a lot of dirty tactics) to overwhelm an opponent. Something tells me that a fighter like that wouldn't have been easy for any middleweight to fight.
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:18 PM   #23
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By most accounts, he was a tricky pressure fighter who was difficult to catch with a clean punch, and who relied on volume punching (and a lot of dirty tactics) to overwhelm an opponent. Something tells me that a fighter like that wouldn't have been easy for any middleweight to fight.
Assuming he didnt get DQ first.
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