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Thil v Steele: why did this never happen?

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Anyone got any info on this?

Fro the early 30's Thil was the consensus number 1 in the division and around the mid 30's Steele rose to the top of the contenders list picking up some titles on the way.

This seems like a natural fight to make but it never came off, does anyone know why?

assuming it did come off in 36, who would have won?

In the end Apostoli stopped the pair of them to settle matters but for a couple of years beforehand it's tough identifying the top dog of the division. Thil was beating Brouillard and Tunero whilst Steele was beating Risko and Battaglia.

Any info/insight would be appreciated :good
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Some info - Miller wanted $25,000 or 37.5% of gate to fight in Paris. Apparently Thil was beaten up when he came to US by 2 mohawk indians & vowed not to fight away from home but was offered a good amount to fight Apostoli in the US thil&pg=1120,5231973 thil freddie steele&pg=7402,2193128 thil&pg=3919,2133596
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