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Old 01-13-2008, 06:41 PM   #5
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Default Re: So, tell me about Duane Bobick...

Duane Bobick was an excellent amateur heavyweight fighter. He
beat a number of future pros, including Larry Holmes and (I think)
Leroy Jones. He also beat Teofilo Stevenson in an amateur
bout in 1971. Course, in the 1972 Olympics, Stevenson gave
Bobick a serious whipping. Still, Bobick was talented, but he
was a slow starter and Norton came out and landed a series
of hard overhand rights that badly hurt and dropped Bobick.

To his credit, Bobick beat the count, but was hurt and the
referee stopped the fight.

Bobick was also stopped by Kallie Knoetze, I think in the
3rd round. Knoetze was a BIG puncher. John Tate came
out in the 1st round and landed numerous punches on
Bobick, stopping Duane in the 1st round.

Bobick was a game fighter and a decent puncher but was a
slow starter and didn't have a good defense.

George Chaplin stopped Bobick on a cut and Bobick retired.

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