Ezzard Charles v Sam Langford at 175

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  1. stevebhoy87

    stevebhoy87 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I rate charles as being and pretty clearly my numero uno at light heavy however i suspect that langford may have been at his best at 175 as well and rate hime higher than ezzard all time. How do people see a fight between the 2 over 15 rounds going?
     
  2. Minotauro

    Minotauro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I would take Charles via decision.
     
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  3. My2Sense

    My2Sense Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I think Charles could outbox/outmaneuver him like he did in his wins over Jimmy Bivins.
     
  4. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Ezzard has the tools to make a difficult bout but ultimately Ezzard liked to mix it up and there Langford would flatten him, especially over a 15 round bout ..
     
  5. dpw417

    dpw417 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ezzard Charles for me...by UD.
     
  6. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    I've got Manassa breaking down Charles with a body attack late in the fight.

    I got into details with Manassa over this one. I'll see if i can find it.
     
  7. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. Full Member

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    Langford was far more durable, and hit harder. Charles liked to brawl often.Langford via KO.
     
  8. McGrain

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    Can't find it. May have been before the big crash.

    I think Charles would be ahead on the cards when stopped. I just can't imagine him staying out of trouble for 15. Langford is also excellent at cutting and pre-cutting the ring - we have this on film thank **** - Charles would get broken down badly for me. He was tough, but not tough enough for a consistant Langford body attack.
     
  9. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    So, does that make SAM your number 1 Light Heavy then?
     
  10. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Oh, no, it would take more than a fantasy fight pick to decide that, i think i'd probably pick Charles as my #1 at that weight. You?
     
  11. SuzieQ49

    SuzieQ49 Officer Full Member

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    Just Curious Mendoza, Why such of a lack of respect for charles durability when he went the distance/not floored by top heavyweight punchers marciano, louis, valdez, ray, layne, wallace, haynes, and satterfield.


    Also you say charles hit harder, but Charles once killed a man. he was nicknamed for the cincinatti cobra for a reason, he was a devastating puncher in his prime.

    You say charles like to brawl, i disagree. he liked to box. Charles was a far better boxer than langford, and had much faster hands. this plays a big role.


    I like charles by decision
     
  12. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Charles record at 175 is the finest ,imo .I have a hunch Tunney might out smart him,I expect Suzie will jump in now and say Tuney carried his hands low,well so did Loughran and he did allright.I find it difficult to place Langford,is he a great Middle? LhvY? Hvy? one ,two ,or all three?
    Of the men who held the 175 title, I would go
    Moore,Conn,Loughran, Foster,Spinks.in no order.
     
  13. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    I think Langford is just The Greatest. I really do.
     
  14. Minotauro

    Minotauro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Why do you always claim Charles like to brawl like he was Evander? And you are seriously underestimating Charles durability. While Langford does have a better chin Charles was very hard to stop, guys like Elmar Ray who was 20lbs bigger and Rocky when Charles was past his best weren't able to stop him. He had a good chin and excellent recovery/ heart so he was very difficult to stop.
     
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  15. Cmoyle

    Cmoyle Active Member Full Member

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    Think Charles vs. Marciano, only in Langford, Charles would be facing a guy with better skills than Marciano as well.
     


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