History | Dec 25 2018

On This Day: Season’s beatings courtesy of Harry Greb

When Harry Greb and Tommy Loughran squared off on Christmas Day
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IT’s fair to say the ‘Pittsburgh Windmill’ Harry Greb and the ‘Philly Phantom’ Tommy Loughran, were not unknown to one another. Their paths crossed six times, initially in the summer 1922 until their last fight in the autumn of 1924.

Greg was Loughran’s master four times, they drew once and Tommy got the nod in their fourth battle in October 1923.

But it was in their fifth fight, just two months later, that they squared off on Christmas Day.