Originally Posted by Sugarj
It was definitely Langford, not Wills. I recalled that it was dramatised in Louis's 1953 film biography. Langford was a good friend of 'Chappie Blackburn' so its no real suprise.
I already wrote "P.s : I know about the Joe LOuis Story...But not that movie, no one can say that a movie is 100% right and is a unbiased source of info, but others like newspaper reports, old time articles , major historians like Hank Klapnan , Monte Cox comments etc on this..."..
Man I am sorry but I ain't going bya movie...There is absolutely no other proof on this...Thi sis huge man Langford mentoring Joe, but no historian knows this nor are there any contemporary news papers writing about this. Wilis did give an interview atleast about Joe and Schemelling but not Sam...There are no newspaper reports on this that I know off , no historian tells about this not even in the Clay Moyle book of Sam Langford ( to the best of my knowledge)...It is a bit odd aint it? I can't go by a motion picture no matter how much based on truth it is..