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Old 01-30-2011, 01:44 PM   #16
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Probably because Sharkey isn't great, inspite of his outboxing both an older Dempsey and an older Wills.
That's logical.
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Truly impossible to know without footage, he could be as average as Ruiz or as good as say Larry Holmes. If we didn't have any Ruiz footage he looks pretty good on paper - Holyfield, Rahman, Valuev (nearly winning), Golota, Kirk Johnson
There is footage of Wills on youtube, an old Wills against the Basque Paulino Uzcudun.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:03 AM   #18
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I think there's film of Harry Wills from 1924 against Bartley Madden, out there.

I think Wills' record proves he was pretty good. He didn't have the charisma or style to get full recognition in his own time. He must have been very good in his prime.
It's really hard to guess who he beats, and who he doesn't beat, with such a lack of footage.
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There is footage of Wills on youtube, an old Wills against the Basque Paulino Uzcudun.
Not real footage is it, thats literally like only having the last round of Ali-Holmes
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