Originally Posted by Greatest1942
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..
I'll see if I can dig up some other sources then. I'm sure I've read about this though too.
Langford was still alive at the time, he certainly could have argued about his inclusion. Plus Joe Louis himself will have surely seen the film (it was only a couple of years after he retired) and could have thought 'whats Langford doin there?'. If the movie really wanted sensationalise his life they could have thrown Jack Johnson in as well, whom Blackburn hated. But the film doesn't seem to deviate too much from what I've read and seen about Joe Louis.
I'll see what I can dig up........