Sam Langford question

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  1. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Active Member Full Member

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    Miske went into the ring half dead? Are you referring to his second fight with Dempsey on 6th September 1920?
    After this fight he fought for another 3 years, having 23 fights losing only 1 of them!

    ps Miske died in January 1924
     
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  2. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Active Member Full Member

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    When gloved boxing started to become comonplace in the 1880s there were:

    Hard gloves (2oz leather gloves)

    Soft gloves (4oz horse hair gloves)

    Some states mandated 8oz gloves which were seen as pillows at the time.

    John L Sullivan fought with everything from 2oz to 8oz gloves.

    As boxing became legitimate 4oz gloves became the standard.

    Around the 1920s 5oz gloves became the standard.

    By the 1930s 6oz gloves were introduced.

    8oz gloves became standard in the 1940s.

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  3. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The One and Only Full Member

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    You mean your argument is pushing your arms both at the same time forward shall be called a jab?:dunno:yikes: Then there is no case to discus with you anymore here or about boxing in general.
     
  4. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The One and Only Full Member

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    No he died on the 1st January 1924, with 29 years of age, less than two months after his last bout against Brennan, what I refered about (suffering from disease already). But in his last Dempsey fight was he already ill since two years.
    Very cheap try, as we are expierenced from you and failed just as...
     
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  5. 70sFan865

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    Nice to see that you didn't watch the clip I posted again. I can't understand why I even bother to discuss with you.
     
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  6. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The One and Only Full Member

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    Well of course I did and this can be hardly named a decent jab and if so then did he it just help himself out, but actual wanted to do a power punch.

    By the way I can't see any defence, maybe were his skills in it that of a poor mans Witter.
     
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  7. Tonto62

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    My point,which incidentally I proved is, he wasn't," half dead ,"when he fought Brennan and he didn't," die just days after".
     
  8. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The One and Only Full Member

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    He was serious sick apparently and died 55 days later. So you have no point obviously as usual.
     
  9. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Active Member Full Member

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    So you said that he didn't jabs at all (0 or 1 attempts in all footage) but now you change your narrative that he didn't throw "decent jabs". Excellent way to discuss, thanks for that.

    You don't see any defense because you don't watch. If you don't see parries and blocks, then you have some problems with your vision. That's not my problem though.
     
  10. roughdiamond

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    Don't bother talking to this guy.
     
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  11. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Active Member Full Member

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    He ko'd Brennan in 4 rounds so he wasn't half dead you pillock! Brights disease comes and goes. It's now known as nephritis and affects the kidneys .
    You were wrong on this.
    Wrong on the size of the gloves .
    Wrong on Langford's jabbing!
    Not that you could ever bring yourself to admit it!
    Maybe one day you'll get something right!
    Meanwhile we won't be holding our breath! LOL
     
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  12. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Active Member Full Member

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    He is a grade A ****!
     
  13. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Dude beat Joe Gans, Sam McVea, Joe Jeanette, Stanley Ketchel, Harry Wills, Gunboat Smith, Jack O'Brien, Jack Blackburn, Kid Norfolk and TIger Flower... great fighters from lightweight to heavyweight, great fighters across almost 2 decades... A guy who was able to fight on a day's notice and routinely fought twice in a week. And I am supposed to believe that all those mentioned above and great fighters a tier down like Jeff Clark and George Godfrey were merely worse scrubs and that he never learned a technique or lesson in all those 200+ fights (which were likely many, many more)?

    That's some sound reasoning there, folks.
     
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    I still don't know for sure whether he is a perfectly articulate English speaker who can construct a grammatically flawless sentence and holds absolutely reasonable positions on boxing history but is also a world-class troll that never breaks his character as a German with a poor grasp of grammar and utterly idiosyncratic/mad views on the sport who is just ****ing with us for his own amusement. I'd love it if that were the case!
     
  15. Tonto62

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    He's a ****!