I was looking through my long listing of Toronto Maple Leaf profiles today. One of my favorites has to be that of Francis "King" Clancy.
So many great stories involve the King of Carleton Street, especially when his temper got the better of him. Perhaps my favorite story is this one:
"Weighing only 150 pounds when he broke into the league, Clancy was never afraid to take on players much larger than himself. Legend has it Clancy once even challenged an unruly Boston fan to have it out with him after the game ... only to be told he had tried to pick a fight with Jack Sharkey, the heavyweight boxing champion of the world."
Be sure to check out other stories involving King Clancy, but also be sure to come back on Monday when I tell you the true story about a NHL tough guy really going toe-to-toe with a much better known heavyweight champ!
Ferguson didn't fight Chuvalo! The Habs wouldn't let him, but it almost happened!
I'm thinking of a boxer much bigger than Chuvalo, Robert!
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