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Old 01-22-2011, 02:24 PM   #16
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Default Re: Larry Gains KO's Phil Scott in 2 rounds

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Dauthuille, Villemain, Thil and Cerdan were all very good.




Scott was awful, I agree.

I think Gains was good though. Circa 1928 - '32 he would have been a good opponent for the likes of Sharkey, Schmeling, Stribling, Loughran, Walker etc.
It wasn't exactly a high point in the heavyweight division.
In my opinion Thil was France best middleweight. I think he would have beaten all the others. He was murdered by the American press and thats why he is not remembered kindly today but he was a badass. I know its an unpopular view but I would only give Cerdan a 50/50 chance against Villemain and Dauthille. That doesnt mean I dont think he was good, or that he doesnt look great in the films we have of him. Its just that he was so largely unproven at MW. His biggest wins were either controversial or against guys who were well past their past days. I dont pretend to know the politics of French boxing at the time but Ive always found it odd that he had two massive domestic matches waiting for him in Villemain and Dauthille and never fought them. Both those guys were in their prime when Cerdan was in the MW division and both would have given him hell.
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:29 PM   #17
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scott was awful
what a nice thing to say...

I think this is good footage. scott looks a bit chinny here, but he looks like he knows what he is doing. He was a profesional fighter for a long time with a good record albeit within a level. thats not awful.

An overweight pornstar on a hillbilly show with a 0-12(12) record is awful.
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:35 PM   #18
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I have the Gains vs. Jack London bout. One or two of them. He looked terrible in those. Same with the Harvey fight. Same with Peterson, Foord, Strickland, Neusel, McCorckindale. He just never really impresses me. Even the fight with Carnera he wasnt that impressive and got dropped at one point.
Hey Klompton is there anyway you can get me a copy of the Jack London fight?? That would mean a great deal to me - he was a friend of my grandads - he told me about himquite abit and i always wanted to see him in action - let me know
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