Greb, Walker and the tale of the Silver Slipper

Harry Greb and Mickey Walker met in the ring on July 2, 1925. According to legend, 15 rounds wasn't enough to settle their differences. Don Stradley explores their supposed fight after the fight.

Originally Published: July 2, 2008
By Don Stradley | Special to ESPN.com

No less an authority on embellished sports tales than Damon Runyon once said, "Ninety-five percent of sports tradition is fiction. Lies, if you like. But harmless. Who the hell cares if the facts get twisted?"

He wasn't referring directly to the bout on July 2, 1925, between Harry Greb and Mickey Walker, a classic that saw Greb beat Walker down the stretch to earn a 15-round unanimous decision, but he may have had it in mind, for after the fighters left the New York Polo Grounds, they ...

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