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Old 07-10-2007, 04:41 PM   #1
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Default Sam Langford v Harry Greb @168

I know - we have nothing on Greb and very little on Langford.

Well have a think and make a nod anyway, let's see what people make of these two old time ATG's.


15 rounds, 8 ounce gloves...a referee that is going to break silly clinches and is interested in the worst fouls, maybe not the lesser ones.

I'm picking Langford to hook out a late KO.
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: Sam Langford v Harry Greb @168

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I know - we have nothing on Greb and very little on Langford.

Well have a think and make a nod anyway, let's see what people make of these two old time ATG's.


15 rounds, 8 ounce gloves...a referee that is going to break silly clinches and is interested in the worst fouls, maybe not the lesser ones.

I'm picking Langford to hook out a late KO.
If Sammy somehow managed a kayo, his hook would be the most likely culprit. However, nobody was ever able to kayo Greb with a punch, and I don't think the Nova Scotian transplant to Boston would have turned the trick over the native Pittsburgher either.
Pittsburgh Windmill decisions Boston Tar Baby.

Greb W PTS 15 Langford
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Langford via decision in an absolute war.
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: Sam Langford v Harry Greb @168

I pick Greb against anyone even near his size.
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Langford via decision in an absolute war.
Minotauro, and everyone elso too, did Greb ever fight a puncher of Langford's quality?
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Minotauro, and everyone elso too, did Greb ever fight a puncher of Langford's quality?
Not sure but Tunney and Kid Norfolk hit hard
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Not sure but Tunney and Kid Norfolk hit hard
Mickey Walker was known to knock out heavyweights, yet a clearly declining Greb managed to handle the Toy Bulldog pretty decisively, winning 12 of the 15 rounds. (Even in his BS laden autobiography, the Mick didn't dispute Greb's points win.)

Dempsey challengers KO Bill Brennan, Billy Miske, and Tommy Gibbons were all capable of loading up and banging very hard. But Langford would need to catch Greb before he could nail him, something easier said than done.

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