Herriman Saturday: February 10 1910

 

February 10 1910 — In a huge upset Fireman Jim Flynn has won a newspaper decision over Sam Langford in a ten round fight. According to most papers, Flynn had Langford off-balance right from the start, and helped his case early on by opening a cut above Langford’s eye in the first round that had the Boston Bonecrusher half-blind through the remainder of the fight. 

Because this was an interracial bout, boxing historians reasonably wonder whether Flynn got the decision fair and square, as his record otherwise against Langford was pretty dismal. However, Flynn did have a history of occasional flashes of brilliance like this, the most notable being when he knocked out Jack Dempsey in 1917.

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