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Sam Langford

Sam Langford

(March 4, 1883 - January 12, 1956)
Sam Langford (March 4, 1883 - January 12, 1956) was a Black Canadian boxing standout of the early part of the 20th century. Called the "Greatest Fighter Nobody Knows," by ESPN.

He was rated #2 by The Ring on their list of "100 greatest punchers of all time." Langford was originally from Weymouth Falls, a small community in Nova Scotia, Canada. He was known as the "Boston Bonecrusher," "Boston Terror" and, his most infamous nickname, the "Boston Tar Baby." Langford stood only 5 ft 6 1/2 in (1.69 m) and weighed 185 lb (84 kg) in his prime.

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