Tommy Loughran .. under rated, forgotten or what ?

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  1. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    I've ben reading a bit about him and studying the films I can find .. putting aside the obvious, that in a long career he supposedly never fought a black fighter, his style and career is quite impressive .. you rarely hear him rated when top light heavyweights are mentioned anymore ... where does he rate ?
     
  2. Rainer

    Rainer Active Member Full Member

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    I can't see how he could be left out of a top ten at175lbs,having said that, from what I have seen of him,[not a great deal,] he isn't my type of fighter.
     
  3. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Off the top of my head top 10 I would have to think without sitting down and making a list.
     
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  4. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Blue Valentine Full Member

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    Definitely forgotten. He's highly rated by those that have researched him.

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    For your reading pleasure, if you haven't seen it.
     
  5. Bukkake

    Bukkake Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Very good read… though I strongly suspect, that the beating he handed out to Dempsey, may possibly have been slightly less severe, than how Tommy rembered it!
     
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    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    @SolomonDeedes found this which tells it somewhat differently.
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  7. Bukkake

    Bukkake Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Thanks for posting that.

    Yes, a slightly different story than Loughran's. Sounds more like 2 even rounds of serious sparring - where neither pulled any punches.
     
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  8. louis54

    louis54 Active Member Full Member

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    Loughtran was one of the greats ever....absolutely top 10
     
  9. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Thanks .. I"m actually familiar w that article ... always been fascinated w his description of Dempsey.
     
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  10. Mendoza

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

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    He was very good. If he only had a bit more power...
     
  11. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I don't think he's forgotten among this board. A top 10 LHW fairly easily.

    And to think... Greb beat him 3 (?) times.
     
  12. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    It is pretty astonishing when you think that Loughran beat Walker, Braddock, Godoy, Sharkey , Uzcuden, Baer, Carpentier and gave Tunney a very close fight at a very young age. That said he was only 21 when fighting Greg too ... Loughran was clearly an amazing fighter.
     
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  13. louis54

    louis54 Active Member Full Member

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    But greb wasnt human....probably an alien