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Old 07-10-2007, 01:21 PM   #13
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Default Re: Nice guys who were dirty fighters

Originally Posted by janitor
The fighters who are gentlemen outside the ring are often the cruelest and most remorsless inside it.
The Manassa Mauler is a classic example in this respect. Jack Dempsey's gravestone epitaph reads, "A GENTLE MAN AND A GENTLEMAN." (That's probably because he got rid of all his viciousness in competition.)
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