PERSPECTIVE

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“So in the tenth round I hit him with one of my right hands, but it was on the ear. Tore his ear right off. That hushed him up for the rest of the fight. The blood was running down, and oh God, I, of course, had my gloves “loaded.” I had insulation tape laid across my hands.”

Gunboat Smith on his fight with Jess Willard, as told to Peter Heller

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Topics: BOXING HISTORY, Gunboat Smith, HEAVYWEIGHTS, Loaded Gloves

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