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Old 09-23-2007, 06:36 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by Bill1234


when he was the benefactor of close, questionable, decisions like the Norton fight that's fine with Holmes,when he loses one like the Spinks fight he says he was robbed.But probably the Marciano remark did it for me.Joe Louis never said Dempsey couldn't carry his jockstrap,Hank Aaron never said that of Ruth.It is just the arrogant attitude of athletes like Holmes,Barry Bonds,Pete Rose that grate against me.
To be fair to Holmes he made that comment just after he had lost to Spinks ,and was seriously pissed off,plus its often taken out of context,what he actually said was"if you want to get technical about it Rocky couldnt carry my jock strap",which comparing them technically isnt so far from the truth,,he shouldnt have said it but its not like he said" I would have killed Rocky "is it?
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