Tag Archives: Boxing

Sam Langford: a Canadian Boxing Footnote (1883 -1956)

Although he possessed otherworldly talents, Nova Scotia-born boxer Sam Langford died penniless in 1956. Langford’s story is built more on rumour and legend than actual fact, because when he was active there was a concerted effort to diminish his historic career.

Mike Shallow: Newfoundland’s Forgotten Heavyweight Champion

In Newfoundland’s sporting folklore much of what we know is not actually known. A lot of the information we have is based on rumour and storytelling and of course, loosely kept statistics. This keeps the legends and myths of our past alive and ensures they have a level of mystery to them, which in turn makes them somewhat larger than life.

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