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Phillyfan
01-28-2007, 08:46 AM
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t305/jesster64/beattie.jpg

I think someone was asking about Jim Beattie a while back. He lives in Minnesota

Petey
01-29-2007, 03:59 AM
Jim was also the guy who played the Jess Willard character in the film version of "The Great White Hope". In the late 70s or so, the local PBS affiliate in Minneapolis showed a documentary about Beattie, including dramatically framed footage of Jim's battle with Fred Askew for the Heavyweight Championship of Minnesota, well, ok. maybe it was for the best heavyweight in the metro area or best Minnesota heavyweight not named Bobick or LeDoux. Think that fight ended in a NC, but can't recall if the documentary actually showed that or not...