"I was blown away that I hadn't heard of this guy," Sampson recalls, of discovering Langford's story while researching athletes to write a...
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NAC English Theatre Presentation
A Ship’s Company (Parrsboro, NS) Production in association with Eastern Front Theatre (Halifax, NS)
Nova Scotia’s Sam Langford is considered by many boxing historians to be the greatest fighter who ever lived. So why have so few people heard of him? Chasing Champions is the moving story of Langford’s battles against a hostile culture and the machinations of a sport that repeatedly denied him a shot at the title of world champion.
A man of grace and fortitude, the 5’7” Langford fought from lightweight to heavyweight, beating legendary fighters in each class. He died blind and penniless in Harlem in 1956. Chasing Champions examines the life of this unsung hero – perhaps the greatest athlete never known.
Performance is approximately 2 hours 20 minutes including intermission