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Old 12-07-2012, 11:36 PM   #20
burt bienstock
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Default Re: I a trainer revealed a secret dive before death

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Originally Posted by The Funny Man 7 View Post
Hmm, interesting thought BB. It does seem out of character for Leonard to lose his head.

What did his manager have to gain by coming out with a false claim about his fighter? One possibility: maybe he wanted attention. He could have felt that he was unfairly shunted aside into anonymity with the passage. Maybe he was trying to force himself into history with an extravagent lie.
Mannie Seamon's reputation was secured more so with the immortal Joe Louis,when Jack blackburn died and Louis's braintrust chose Mannie Seaman to supplant Chappie Blackburn as chief trainer...Seamon had NADA to gain by disclosing his hidden "secret". Knowing that his life was ending
soon,and all participants were dead, Seamon unburdened his soul to a boxing writer finally...
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