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Old 02-19-2009, 11:41 AM   #72
turpinr
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Default Re: BOXING: Tragic Stories

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Originally Posted by prime View Post
Sonny Liston gets to me. For some reason, I hate and am moved by stories of his coming back to hometown Philadelphia after lifting the crown from Patterson and no one, no one being there to greet him as the new champ.

He will always be a champ, a man, in my heart.
it gets to me too,the bloke got dealt a real ****ty hand but if you were to mention all the bad luck stories here ,ie liston,charles,turpin,benny lynch etc etc ,you'd be here all year.then theres ****s like don king and all the other leaching promoter/manager/agents to stiff em.
the mafia looks glamorous on the movie screen but how many fighters suffered at their hands(1000000s)
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