Originally Posted by Howatt8
I think that's a bit of an old wives tale as I think it's been confirmed that it was Dave Hanson
and not Durbano that ripped off Hull's toupe.
Hull was a pretty tough customer and he wasn't out of his league fighting anyone in the game during his prime. Hell, he fought Ferguson twice and won one and drew the other. He also beat another pretty tough customer in Ron Harris
. The only guy I recall beating him handily was Kurtenbach.
the Kurtenbach fight was during the 68 playoffs. Both guys exchanged a few when Kurtenbach landed an overhand right that really stunned Hull. You could see his knees buckle, but he stayed on his feet. That punch pretty much ended the fight and Hull was definately seeing stars. No disrespect to Hull because I had seen Kurtenbach drop Ted Harris
with a similar shot. Kurtenbach had a wicked right hand.
That was actually the second fight for Hull in that game. Earlier, he had a relatively lackluster fight with Vic Hadfield
Howatt once again you are 100% accurate. Here is a pic of that right hand Hull takes from Kurt. There was no shame in losing to Kurt and it shows that Hull did stick up for himself.