Originally Posted by FastHands(beeb)
TBooze - that was a *******! I know Patrick, have known him for over 20 years since before he won the ABAs in '92 at the Royal Albert Hall...actually shared a McDonald's with him and others (before the fight!!!) on the night of his ABA finals win...against Michael Alldis if I remember correctly!
That was Micky in the other corner, I was a friend of friend of Alldis and we went up there to cheer him on. I finally got to see him beat Mullings a few years later, although if memory serves me right Patrick got the last laugh.
Mullings was a quality operator, after this fight (Oliver) he went on a superb run, and I thought he was looking better than Oliver. But then he was upset by that South African (who also flattened Alldis). Why did he quit? He certainly was young enough and good enough to continue at a British/Euro level.