Ya neglected to mention, d -- 26 or 29 -- the plane crash that broke Willie's back -- no small considerationand why ??
taking into consideration their four fight series when pep was between 26 and 29 years old.
yup...correct JG...has to be the main consideration that.....i read somewhere that after that crash one of willies legs was much shorter than the otherYa neglected to mention, d -- 26 or 29 -- the plane crash that broke Willie's back -- no small consideration
Pretty much have the same opinion although if Saddler connected with force I could see him scoring a KOI've always said Pep and will continue to do so. Saddler hit like a middleweight no doubt, but I think he was just a kryptonite to Pep who would have beaten him pre injury for me. I've always considered it a Pacquiao - JMM type
Willie Pep winning a round without throwing a punch was a genuine myth. The fight in question was Jackie Graves, and I believe it was the 3rd roundst. But by all accounts, the fight was a war. It seems very unlikely that Pep won a round in that particular fight without throwing a punch. That's what I have found anywayso flea...in your opinion....did pep win a round of boxing without throwing a punch, based on whats written by him there and what we read was said by ringside reporters
Pep lost SOMETHING of himself, FM? He was a flitting speed merchant with a fused spine and one leg shorter. Ya suppose?Pep is greater but the series works out great with regard to Saddler's standing. Although Pep obviously lost something of himself post-accident, he was still a brilliant fighter of the very highest order. That's the scariest thing: how f'n good did he look before?!
Both bonafide ATGs. Saddler was an ugly, beastly fighter. Hit hard, fought hard and fought rough.
I'm sure I read summat on ESB that was way more convincing in rejecting the myth as just that.so flea...in your opinion....did pep win a round of boxing without throwing a punch, based on whats written by him there and what we read was said by ringside reporters