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Old 04-20-2009, 07:43 PM
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Default Harry Greb Never lost aainst a Heavyweight

Even the great jack dempsey and his manager didnt want nothing to do with greb after harry had the better of dempsey in a heated sparring encounter.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:48 PM
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Tunney was a heavyweight in their last fight.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:59 PM
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Tunney was a heavyweight in their last fight.
Yeah tunney was a couple of pounds over lightheavyweight limit, besides toney was a former lightheavy, all there other fights had been at that weight
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:14 PM
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Even the great jack dempsey and his manager didnt want nothing to do with greb after harry had the better of dempsey in a heated sparring encounter.
Harry Greb is an ATG also..
Gene Tunney has always been no10 on my HW list..
Greb was the only man ever to beat him..
Always twin him off with Les Darcy... Tragic
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:17 PM
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Greb was a great fighter. There's a new book out about him.


http://www.amazon.com/Joe-Gans-Biogr...0329666&sr=1-1
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:01 PM
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Greb was a great fighter. There's a new book out about him.


http://www.amazon.com/Joe-Gans-Biogr...0329666&sr=1-1
Am thinking of geting the joe gans book, the last 2 books i read they had been wriiten about fighters billy conn and harry greb, but they had far to manny newspaper reports and not enough about the fighter and his personal life

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Old 04-21-2009, 01:15 PM
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Am think of geting the joe gans book, the last 2 books of fighters i read that have been wriiten about fighters i havent liked, the billy conn and harry greb book had far to manny newespaper reports and not enough about the fighter and his personal life
don't want to spoil the thread, but have you ever read 'Facing Ali' ? It has been mentioned on here recently.. Knowing me (dumbass lol) it may have been you..
If not...... Right up ur alley!
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:11 PM
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Am think of geting the joe gans book, the last 2 books of fighters i read that have been wriiten about fighters i havent liked, the billy conn and harry greb book had far to manny newespaper reports and not enough about the fighter and his personal life
Im reading "Barney Ross" right now and if you want a book that talks about a fighters personal life, this is a pretty good one so far. Talks about the murder of his father, his gambling habit, how he grew up, ties to Al Capone, other top fighters from his neighborhood including Jackie Feilds, Kingfish Levinski, etc. His fights with Jimmy McClarnin. Also talks about growing up with and his life long friendship with Jack Ruby (who killed Lee Harvey Oswald). Very good read so far.
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:29 PM
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don't want to spoil the thread, but have you ever read 'Facing Ali' ? It has been mentioned on here recently.. Knowing me (dumbass lol) it may have been you..
If not...... Right up ur alley!
Yeah faceing ali is a great read
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:30 PM
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Im reading "Barney Ross" right now and if you want a book that talks about a fighters personal life, this is a pretty good one so far. Talks about the murder of his father, his gambling habit, how he grew up, ties to Al Capone, other top fighters from his neighborhood including Jackie Feilds, Kingfish Levinski, etc. His fights with Jimmy McClarnin. Also talks about growing up with and his life long friendship with Jack Ruby (who killed Lee Harvey Oswald). Very good read so far.

The barney ross book sounds a great read will have to get it
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