Longer version of Fitz vs Lang in color

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  1. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I don't know if it was already uploaded here, but this video contains footage from round 10, so it's the longest I've seen from this fight. You can see fighters very clearly and imagine how prime Fitz could have looked like.
     
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  2. Webbiano

    Webbiano Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Shame it was so late in Fitz career, nevertheless it’s a very nice treat to see such a great fighter from that era speed corrected and in colour
     
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  3. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Thanks for posting this.
     
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  4. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Fight reports say that Fitz outboxed Lang in the first half of the fight. I wish we had more footage from that fight. Quality is amazing for this era.
     
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  5. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Lang was overawed at the start ,but when he realised Fitz couldn't respond as he would have in his prime,his confidence increased.Fitz went out on his shield.
     
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  6. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yeah, that's probably true. Fitzsimmons was 46 years old right? It just shows how special he was as a fighter. He was still competitive in 10th round and he took quite a beating before the stoppage. He was really tough man.
     
  7. Charlietf

    Charlietf Active Member Full Member

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    In colour you can appreciate much more how much overrated and archaic looked the oldest champions.
    These guys would not have chance againts modern champions
     
  8. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Fitz was 46 years old here and we only have tenth and twelve rounds available... I guess that Ali was also terrible because of how he looked against Bebrick. Ali was far youger than Fitzsimmons in this fight.
     
  9. Charlietf

    Charlietf Active Member Full Member

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    I was talking about 2 guys. Foreman at 45 looked much better
     
  10. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Lang was never close to become the champion.
    I haven't seen Foreman at 46 fighting bigger men outside in hot conditions for a full 12 rounder.
     
  11. Charlietf

    Charlietf Active Member Full Member

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    His skill was horrible his guard looked horrible and i understand why bert sugar laughed and said that roy jones would dominate fitzsimmons
     
  12. andrewe

    andrewe P4P Full Member

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    those pants probably have 0 flexibility.
    I can't stand running in jeans, they boxing in them (or whatever type of pants those are)
     
  13. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He was almost 50 years old man fighting for over half an hour under hot sun against someone bigger than him and almost half of his age. This is not how prime Fitzsimmons looked, what is so tough to understand?
     
  14. Charlietf

    Charlietf Active Member Full Member

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    The only tough thing to understand in this case is for you. dealing with a different opinion than your
     
  15. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    But your opinion is based on 46 years old fighter tired at the end of the fight...
     


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