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Old 01-24-2013, 12:28 AM   #1
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Default On willie Pep, Sandy Saddler,Henry Armstrong

Seeing Willie Pep and Sandy Saddler in their primes, one thought always
occurs to me. Great as these two featherweight were, they NEVER
challenged a Beau Jack or Ike Williams for a match as they KNEW better, but when Henry Armstrong was featherweight champion he would have DEMANDED a bout with these two bigger men.
There-on lies the difference between a Pep and Saddler and the immortal
Hammerin Hank...What say you ?
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:23 AM   #2
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Default Re: On willie Pep, Sandy Saddler,Henry Armstrong

I don't think Pep or Saddler were afraid of anyone. Just because a fighter doesn't pursue a fight with another fighter does not mean that fighter is afraid. Had they been steered to fight Jack or Williams, I'm sure they'd have done it.

Armstrong was certainly not normal, not even by top 10 ATG standards.

Pep, Saddler, Armstrong, Williams, and Jack all are rightfully honored at the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
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What's interesting is that, on the face of it, I would expect Pep and Saddler's styles to be more suitable for moving up and battling bigger men.
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