Originally Posted by slip&counter
That's a good point, was it just before the Rocky fight though? It might've been a bit earlier than that and he still had a good win over Najib Daho.
I think him being on his way out had more to do with the Lockridge loss, plus Lockridge was a very good fighter.
alphonse bashed barry in 87. barry fought lockridge a few months later, but had been inactive for 12 months due to his injuries.
had alphonse not had his minders with him, and it was a one on one fight, barry would have punched '**** and pick handles' out of the dead**** gangster.....
He lost the belt in 1987.
The English-born boxer, whose family migrated to Australia when he was a toddler, is a boxing ****yst in the media.
He has claimed his career ended after he was brutally bashed by gangster Alphonse Gangitano in 1987.
Gangitano, who was murdered in Melbourne's gangland wars, was a fan of Ellis.
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