George Godfrey II fight reports

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  1. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    I need to get around to doing the greatest wins thread on him, but honestly, I just don't know enough on him, so I'm going to have a look for reports of some of his fights. I'm just starting with easy to find ones. I'll see what I can find. Any help will be appreciated.

    KOed by Sam Langford
    The news scimitar., November 18, 1920, FOURTH EDITION, Page PAGE SEVENTEEN, Image 17
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    Dec win over Bob Lawson
    Evening star. [volume], September 23, 1926, Image 55
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    Loses decision to Johnny Risko
    Evening star. [volume], June 28, 1928, Page 37, Image 37
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  2. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Thanks for these!
     
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    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    Vs Paulino Uzcudun
    San Bernardino Sun, Volume 61, Number 181, 29 February 1928
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    Santa Cruz Evening News, Volume 41, Number 102, 29 February 1928
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  4. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Good stuff here!
     
  5. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    Well this one was a nightmare to find.

    George Godfrey RTD6 Larry Gains

    Buffalo Evening News Tuesday, November 9, 1926
    The scheduled ten-round bout between George Godfrey of Philadelphia and Larry Gains of Toronto ended at the close of the sixth round, Gains being unable to continue because of a badly cut lip. The Toronto boxer had the better of the going in the early rounds, but Godfrey's weight began to tell in the fourth, fifth and sixth sessions and Gains tired badly. George weighed 223 pounds, while Gains' weight was announced as 182.
    Gains showed a good left in the first, second and third rounds, which forced Godfrey to miss time and again. The latter tried hard to put over a kayo wallop, but Larry was shifty for the towering negro. Godfrey did not have Gains in trouble once during the battle.
     
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  6. The Senator

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    I love these topics, reading the original sources can be illuminating. Godfrey II is a particular guy I wanted to research, trying to make sense of his dual reputation as one of the best contenders of his time who often had to wear the handcuffs along with the perception some portray as him being a quitter who fouled far too easily when the going got rough.
     
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    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Thought to get any sort of real handle on this guy ..
     
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