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Old 10-16-2012, 05:19 PM   #20
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Default Re: Pugilistic dementia...

Originally Posted by SugarShane_24 View Post
It really differs from one guy to another.

But getting your brain scrambled on almost every fight is a ticket to palookaville.

I remember a story about WIllie Pep, probably one of the most elusive boxers of all time, eventually had trouble remembering basic things and even relatives. Sad.
Peps dementia was due to age, not boxing. I saw him a few years before his death and spoke with him for about 15 minutes and he was articulate and witty.

There is no formula for pugilistic dementia or guys like George Chuvalo would have it and guys like Wilfred Benitez wouldn't.
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