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Old 01-01-2011, 01:03 PM   #1
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Default Did Harry Greb duck anyone?

I know he did fight black fighters, but is there maybe one black championship-level fighter that Greb didn't fight?

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Old 01-01-2011, 01:05 PM   #2
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It is possible that he might have steered clear of Fred Fulton.

Not a clear cut case by any means though.
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:11 PM   #3
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It is possible that he might have steered clear of Fred Fulton.

Not a clear cut case by any means though.


you know you are talking about a special kind of fighter when it can be suggested that he ducked - maybe - a fighter that is ten inches taller and 40lbs heavier.
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:17 PM   #4
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you know you are talking about a special kind of fighter when it can be suggested that he ducked - maybe - a fighter that is ten inches taller and 40lbs heavier.
mcGrain, your'e right on the money. Greb would need a stepladder, to reach Fred Fulton. Harry at 5ft.8 was not a basketball player..If Fulton was the champ, Greb would have accomodated Fulton, for sure...
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:35 PM   #5
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you know you are talking about a special kind of fighter when it can be suggested that he ducked - maybe - a fighter that is ten inches taller and 40lbs heavier.
Kinda reminds me of the "Pacquiao ducking Martinez" comments
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:36 PM   #6
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Kinda reminds me of the "Pacquiao ducking Martinez" comments
He is also ducking Wladamir Klitschko!
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:58 PM   #7
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Default Re: Did Harry Greb duck anyone?

so, i think the consensus is "no", greb didn't duck anybody. the fact that he fought the fighters he DID fight pretty much nullifies any argument to the contrary

a modern day example (sorry fellas) is oscar de la hoya. looking at his resume, it's a joke to say he ducked guys like winky wright. he fought ****ing everybody and just because there's a name or two that aren't on his ledger, doesn't mean he ducked. like greb, he just may not have gotten around to every contender or challenger out there in or around (and in greb's case well beyond) his weight class
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:57 PM   #8
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Surf-Bat said he once said when someone asked him to fight Sam Langford "you want me to commit suicide?" No reason for the two to fight nayway, as it has been pointed out, theyre from different times. Doubt it that Greb was scared though, a special fighter the kind of which you just dont see anymore.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:06 PM   #9
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:30 PM   #10
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:32 PM   #11
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He ducked Asian fighters. Drew the...eye...line.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:40 PM   #12
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The great Harry Greb ducked no one! He was ducked by MANY!
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:20 PM   #13
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pfff, he clearly ducked tom cribb. chicken shit waited 50 years after cribb died just to be born, all so he could avoid him
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:47 PM   #14
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And you forget to mention how egregiously he ducked Ezzard.Charles and the rest of the black murderer row. Fearless my keister!
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:04 PM   #15
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And you forget to mention how egregiously he ducked Ezzard.Charles and the rest of the black murderer row. Fearless my keister!
No, you've got the wrong generation there. Harry ducked Ezzard's twin uncles, Lizzard and Gizzard Charles.
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