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Joey Giardello
04-27-2009, 02:37 PM
What are you thoughts on former middleweight champion flowers, any intresting facts or stories on tiger. From what i have read about him, he was a very intresting character and a true all time great beating greb twice and geting robbed against micky walker

cotto16
04-27-2009, 03:11 PM
I heard him and the greb battles were close

TheGreatA
04-27-2009, 04:20 PM
He was outboxing a near-blind Sam Langford until Langford caught him despite his lack of eyesight.

Read more about it here:
http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=259315

A movie of his life was made in 1926 but the film, which included fights of his (as well as footage of Harry Greb), detoriated over time and is now lost.

He died only a year after Harry Greb did under the same circumstances. Both died from complications of surgery.

Tiger Flowers and Harry Greb weigh-in:

http://pro.corbis.com/images/BE058872.jpg?size=67&uid={d6cfab08-1a72-478a-88d6-266964fb907b}

The fight:

http://www.harrygreb.com/grebvstigers.jpeg

Flowers and Mickey Walker:

http://pro.corbis.com/images/BE059138.jpg?size=67&uid={580d149d-bf9e-4f7b-9aa1-6019f593d5c5}

Flowers and Leo Lomski:

http://www.antekprizering.com/flowerslomiski7117.jpeg

GJC
04-28-2009, 11:25 AM
Tiger Flowers is always in the mix when talking of ATG's I would have to do my imaginary list but I would think anywhere from 10 to 25 in mosts list.
If you wish to know a bit more about him and other MW's turn of the century onwards there was a book out about ten years back Men Of Steel I would recommend.