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Old 12-07-2009, 05:54 PM   #32
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Default Re: Charley Burley Rejected Dive, For Title Shot?

Originally Posted by iran barkley View Post
Also what are your thoughts on smith? any other reasons why he was strange? besides jumping out of the ring in the middle of action

Smith has one of the weirdest records in boxing to go with his mad head. He beat Johnson and Marshall by KO and fought a draw with Moore, but he couldn't get his head around Lytell or Chase, who are from the same cloth but a level below. He had a reputation as a top puncher but his KO% isn't all that. He was a part of one of the most notorious fixes in the sport's history versus Cocoa Kid, and although he was on the winning side (so no guarantee he knew anything about it, he probably didn't...though the penny must have dropped ) I often wonder if he wasn't a "business" fighter. I think Marshall was.
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