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Old 10-09-2012, 03:36 AM   #1
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Default Wills v Willard 1915

Harry Wills challenges new champion Jess Willard at the end of 1915.How does it turn out?

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Old 10-09-2012, 06:37 AM   #2
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Their comparative track records suggest that Wills was the better man. I can't justify any pick other than Wills. Taking into account the era there's obviously a chance of a no contest or a draw if Wills cannot press his advantage enough.
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Willard would have started a heavy favourite at this time. Wills had been twice beaten by McVey but had just reversed the trend. Willa had also just been Knocked out by Langford. Willard in contrast had taken everything the greatest figther in the world had thrown at thim, soaked up the punishment and knocked him out.

Willard would have been the heavy favourite against the fokes of the time. I think he has a much better chance than most today give him. I think it is a great match and a toss a coin fight. Willards size and strength will definitely cause wills some trouble. I think it likely is a drawn fight over 20 rounds, but if forced to bet on the outcome, I would go with whoever is the underdog, which as i stated would depend on when the bookies were born.
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Willard would have started a heavy favourite at this time. Wills had been twice beaten by McVey but had just reversed the trend. Willa had also just been Knocked out by Langford. Willard in contrast had taken everything the greatest figther in the world had thrown at thim, soaked up the punishment and knocked him out.

Willard would have been the heavy favourite against the fokes of the time. I think he has a much better chance than most today give him. I think it is a great match and a toss a coin fight. Willards size and strength will definitely cause wills some trouble. I think it likely is a drawn fight over 20 rounds, but if forced to bet on the outcome, I would go with whoever is the underdog, which as i stated would depend on when the bookies were born.
I agree I don't think Wills hit his stride until later.
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