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Old 11-14-2012, 01:47 AM   #24
Seamus
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Default Re: Tony Danza vs. Mickey Rourk

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Originally Posted by john garfield View Post
This is flat-out rubbish,S. Bob liked ta think of himself as a rough 'n tough brawler outta the slums of Chicago, and his assitants -- all ex-fighters and trainers -- allowed him to believe that.

When he had his two back-to-back hit tv series, during lunch he insisted on a boxing ring, a jump rope and all the bags just off set. Warner Brothers went along with it; he was generating a ton-a-money for the studio

When he sparred, his minions pumped him up, telling him what badass he was. They eased-up. They weren't about to kill the golden goose.

Bob was convinced if he was a little taller (he was about 5'7") he coulda been a champ. I'm convinced he'd have given up acting if he could have accomplished that, ta have walked into a gym and gotten the same respect as local greats, Tony Zale 'n Barney Ross.

If i had to hazard a guess how Bob would have done as a pro (He was already mid 30s) If he was matched carefully, he could have gotten some bloody wins as an undercard fighter.

In real bouts, Danza & Mario Lopez would have flattened him
Sorry to burst your bubble, but not only did he actually fight pro...

http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?hum...7915&cat=boxer

but he actually did fight Danza in an exhibition and beat the shit out of him, stopping him in a single round if memory serves...

http://static.boxrec.com/wiki/c/c0/Conrad-Danza.jpg

http://a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/i...ce307ecb/l.jpg

I dare you to knock this off my shoulder.

Last edited by Seamus; 11-14-2012 at 02:04 AM.
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