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Topic: Any fans of Boxing
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Any fans of Boxing

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Jun 23, 2021, 4:03 PM
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I was once a huge fan. I still keep up with it but dont do Pay-Per-View.



Muhammad Ali, Floyd Pertison, Jack Dampsey, Joe Louis, Joe Frazier, and Jersey Walcott

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Jun 23, 2021, 4:29 PM
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Although extremely talented, Ali refused to fight for his country. The rest are national heroes in the boxing world.

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Re: …. Really***

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Jun 23, 2021, 4:45 PM
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Jun 23, 2021, 5:00 PM
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I understand your point.
In the day when I was in the Army and Clay was not, I perceived it differently from you. He stood and went his own way. I support that. I don't support guys who did not stand but ran to Canada or got a ride to Oxford.

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Jun 23, 2021, 11:12 PM
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…Or got his daddy’s doctor to say he had bone spurs

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Jun 23, 2021, 9:54 PM
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Ali was a total hero. Refused to go kill other "colored" people just because he was told to by the white man. He stood up for his principals.

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You should be aware of why he chose to not fight

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Jun 23, 2021, 9:56 PM
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for this country in a war he disagreed with... or maybe you are aware, but still believe that he owed something to a country that displayed time and again that it would refuse to give him the respect and dignity of being a human being...

He did fight for this country once, he won the gold medal in the Olympics, but didn't receive a hero's welcome; what he did receive was a pointed finger in his face and a wave to go order his food at the "colored" window at the back of the restaurant outside...

Unless those facts and many others escape you, your judgement of Ali is very revealing of you and is just as negative as your judgement of Ali...

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Jun 23, 2021, 4:53 PM
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My favorites are Holyfield, Foreman, Jones, Ward, and the Klitschkos.
At Clemson in my day was a kid from Spartanburg who had been in a couple pro fights -> John Wall. He needed sparing partners (targets) so I was one. He practiced in the store rooms in the old tin can building. He took it easy on me and mostly practiced his defense as I tried to knock his head off. I went around looking like I had been in a car wreck, but learned a lot. In my RedNeck Bar have a light and heavy bag - but they are just for show.

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Jun 23, 2021, 9:57 PM
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Favorites were: Frazier, Froeman, Ali, Hagler and Duran. My daddy (WWII vet) loved Joe Louis.

All that said: Mike Tyson was the most devastating puncher I've ever seen, except for Drago.


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Jun 23, 2021, 5:06 PM
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Sum are saying Naoya Inoue is the best boxer in the world right now. He is a bantam weight though.

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Jun 23, 2021, 5:09 PM
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He is the rare combination of boxer/fighter.

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Jun 23, 2021, 5:11 PM
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I don't Pay Per View either, but I would like to watch a free fight of his or a repeat. I haven't seen him other than Sports Center highlights.

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Jun 23, 2021, 11:19 PM
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I’m sure the Paul brothers will catch him in a bout soon..... ??

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Re: Yes! He is looking SPECIAL


Jun 23, 2021, 8:59 PM
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thus far in his career

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Jun 23, 2021, 5:07 PM
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Younger peeps have no concept of what a HUGE event the 1st Ali-Frazier fight was, and what epic wars 1st and 3rd fights were. Boxing was king.

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Jun 23, 2021, 5:18 PM
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I was a huge fan of Floyd Patterson. He was small for a Heavy but had heart.
In '65 his fight with Clay was on radio at Clemson - broke my heart.
He is now a legend, won an Olympic Gold Medal.

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Jun 23, 2021, 5:30 PM
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Evander Holyfield was incredible as to heart.
His best bet against bigger guys was defense, but that was never his game. He attacked all.
He was small for a heavy and did great things.
Like many who stay on after prime for the $$, most fans don't remember who he was in Prime.
That guy comes to fight.





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Jun 23, 2021, 11:20 PM
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I’ve heard he is a good dude too.

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