Willard v Langford (1914)

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  1. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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  2. KasimirKid

    KasimirKid Active Member Full Member

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    One major element missing in this hypothetical is the length of the fight. If it's a 45-rounder like the Johnson fight, I give Willard a very good chance. If it's 20-15-12 rounds, the likelihood of Willard winning diminishes exponentially, IMO. Much like the Willard-Johnson in 1915.
     
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  3. The Undefeated Lachbuster

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    Thanks! Looks to be about 5'11"
     
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  4. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    So speed and balance cancel out the weight argument? Just making sure. What about strength, corner, endurance, power? Idk in all seriousness I know little of these guys. Just watching Langford he seems over rated to me but what do I know? P4p amazing though for what he accomplished
     
  5. Seamus

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    Sam had power and endurance and strength, also.

    I would check out Clay Moyle's book on Sam for context.
     
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