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THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1911
SAM LANGFORD BEAT BILL LANG
Sam Langford's easy victory over Bill
Lang, of Australia,
in the ring of the National Sporting Club, of London,
February 21, boosted the Boston negro a step nearer
Jack Johnson, with whom he seeks a match for the world's
championship. The weight of the men was given as 166
pounds for Langford and 203 pounds for Lang. Eugene
Corri, the referee, disqualified Lang in the sixth round
fouling. At that time Lang was practically helpless from
beating he had received. The accompanying illustrations,
giving scenes during the progress of the fight, are
from London Sketch, and they show very clearly why
Langford won so easily:
1 - Langford gets his right home on Lang's jaw.
2 - A smashing right from Langford.
3 - Right-hand work by Langford.
4 - Lang dodges a right swing from Langford.
5 - Lang knocked to the ropes in round three.
6 - Langford gets in an upper cut with right.
7 - Lang nearly sent through the ropes in round four.
8 - Langford lays Lang low in round five.
9 - Langford lands his left on the head in round six.
just before the disqualification of Lang.
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