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Old 07-21-2007, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default Did Harry Greb exist?

Or has someone at boxrec.com had a bit of fun and created an imaginary profile?

I have my doubts about his existence.

The only footage we have of "Harry Greb" looks like a version of ViciousBoxer shadowboxing in the 30's. Probably a descendant of ViciousBoxer... Not a worldclass pugilist.

It just seems odd to me all this footage is "locked away in the vaults", when there is much less important footage available out there...

Anyway, what do you guys think? Did Harry Greb exist or is a figment of some geek at boxrec.com's imagination? If the latter is true, they must be laughing right now at people rating him as the best boxer of all time
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Old 07-21-2007, 09:49 PM   #2
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Old 07-21-2007, 09:52 PM   #3
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Yes he did exist,he is just a dream now though,lost to the past,but not dead or faded,he is just waiting for the chance to come back,he is sleeping now,but when he is again needed he will once again return to us all like a god of war.
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:42 PM   #4
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It's a little known fact that the world was created in 1892, with the invention of the Kinetoscope. The first human being was not, as common misconception has it, named Adam, but Fred Ott. His filmed sneeze is the first action in the universe to occur.

Boxers, vaudeville performers, and trained animals were created shortly thereafter. The dinosaurs arrived sometime in the 1920's.
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:53 PM   #5
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It's a little known fact that the world was created in 1892, with the invention of the Kinetoscope. The first human being was not, as common misconception has it, named Adam, but Fred Ott. His filmed sneeze is the first action in the universe to occur.

Boxers, vaudeville performers, and trained animals were created shortly thereafter. The dinosaurs arrived sometime in the 1920's.


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Old 07-21-2007, 11:35 PM   #6
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Default Re: Did Harry Greb exist?

He did exist obviously, but I'm pissed because i've never seen any footage of him. This is awful because he fought so many fights, and he fought so many great fighters in different weight classes. I'd love to see him fight.
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:37 PM   #7
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It's a little known fact that the world was created in 1892, with the invention of the Kinetoscope. The first human being was not, as common misconception has it, named Adam, but Fred Ott. His filmed sneeze is the first action in the universe to occur.

Boxers, vaudeville performers, and trained animals were created shortly thereafter. The dinosaurs arrived sometime in the 1920's.
This is part of why i can never leave this place permanetly
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:54 PM   #8
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I knew of his existence long before boxrec ever existed. He's real, just not reel.

Greb had to be a great fighter. Nobody can have a record like that an not be.

Some of the comments in this thread are brilliant! Crosstrainer's comment is the best so far. Really witty shit!
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Old 07-22-2007, 01:44 AM   #9
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It's a little known fact that the world was created in 1892, with the invention of the Kinetoscope. The first human being was not, as common misconception has it, named Adam, but Fred Ott. His filmed sneeze is the first action in the universe to occur.

Boxers, vaudeville performers, and trained animals were created shortly thereafter. The dinosaurs arrived sometime in the 1920's.
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:36 AM   #10
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It's a little known fact that the world was created in 1892, with the invention of the Kinetoscope. The first human being was not, as common misconception has it, named Adam, but Fred Ott. His filmed sneeze is the first action in the universe to occur.

Boxers, vaudeville performers, and trained animals were created shortly thereafter. The dinosaurs arrived sometime in the 1920's.
But none of them were colour until the late 30s...

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Old 07-22-2007, 04:55 AM   #11
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Old 07-22-2007, 05:10 AM   #12
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Oh he existed ok, but some of the stuff about him you just couldn't make up!

I'm sure Gene Tunney would have confirmed that.

A legend.
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Old 07-22-2007, 05:16 AM   #13
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Harry Greb - the Kaiser Sosai of boxing.
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Harry Greb - the Kaiser Sosai of boxing.
With a dodgy eye, rather than a limp...
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It's a little known fact that the world was created in 1892, with the invention of the Kinetoscope. The first human being was not, as common misconception has it, named Adam, but Fred Ott. His filmed sneeze is the first action in the universe to occur.

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