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Old 07-11-2007, 01:29 PM   #21
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Default Re: If old-style pugilism was revived...

Originally Posted by cross_trainer
Some of the bareknuckle champions were pretty skilled in wrestling--Hurst wsa a champion wrestler, if I recall (Cumberland/Westmoreland, presumably), Belcher was known as a technically proficient wrestler, and so was Tom Cribb. It took a good deal of expertise to toss these guys to the ground, and I imagine that, with the plethora of thowing arts today, fighters could get extremely skilled in the grappling portion of their game.
Certainly, but could it sell?
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