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Sam Langford

1886 - 1956

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Samuel Edgar Langford (March 4, 1886 – 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, Langford is considered by many boxing historians to be one of the greatest fighters of all time. Originally from Weymouth Falls, a small community in Nova Scotia, he was known as "the Boston Bonecrusher", "the Boston Terror", and his most famous nickname, "the Boston Tar Baby". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sam Langford has received more than 583,211 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Sam Langford is the 161st most popular boxer (down from 117th in 2019), the 598th most popular biography from Canada (down from 438th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Canadian Boxer.

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Among boxers, Sam Langford ranks 161 out of 326Before him are Gennadiy Shatkov, Fidel Ortiz, Ruslan Chagaev, Michael Moorer, Ted Morgan, and Samuel Mosberg. After him are Edwin Valero, Spartaco Bandinelli, Hasim Rahman, Henry Maske, Anton Josipović, and Sverre Sørsdal.

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Among people born in 1886, Sam Langford ranks 252Before him are Robert Hennet, Spring Byington, Pauline Bush, Jeanie MacPherson, Richard Mulcahy, and Crane Wilbur. After him are Karl Dane, Paul Radmilovic, John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron Astor of Hever, Rudolf Degermark, Charlie Ruggles, and Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell. Among people deceased in 1956, Sam Langford ranks 194Before him are Marion Leonard, Chandrashekhar Agashe, Henry Stephenson, Georg Brustad, René Bougnol, and Christian Gitsham. After him are Fanny Durack, Holmes Herbert, Bob Sweikert, Paul Kelly, Malik Ghulam Muhammad, and John Geiger.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Sam Langford ranks 598 out of 1,350Before him are Gaétan Boucher (1958), Patricia Jones (1930), Mike Bossy (1957), Maureen Forrester (1930), S. I. Hayakawa (1906), and Santino Marella (1974). After him are Torri Higginson (1969), Jennifer Granholm (1959), Tyler Labine (1978), Charles Coughlin (1891), Melissa Auf der Maur (1972), and Davidson Black (1884).

Among BOXERS In Canada

Among boxers born in Canada, Sam Langford ranks 2Before him are George Chuvalo (1937). After him are Mark Leduc (1962).