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Old 07-24-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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Default What do you know about Chuck Wiggins?

And were any of his fights filmed?
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I read that Jack Dempsey once called him "the greatest street fighter that ever lived".

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Sounds like quite a character.
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Sounds like quite a character.
Great links! I did read a lot of rumours surrounding his death, that the police had something to do with it. He was always fighting with them and causing trouble. Back in those wild days - who knows!
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Awesome link! Damn the guy looks mean (and lol at the upside down book he's reading)

The thought of Dempsey and Wiggins going out drinking together is just great. Probably the most dangerous drinking buddies, along with Tyson and Fenech.
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Great links! I did read a lot of rumours surrounding his death, that the police had something to do with it. He was always fighting with them and causing trouble. Back in those wild days - who knows!

Yeah, he sounds like one of those hoodlum characters from the old black and white gangster films.
A drunken 'heavy', a bouncer and former fighter, a bit punch-drunk, a bit plain old drunk, a bit crazy - a cop's nightmare.

'Found dead' in a starwell - i wouldn't be at all surprised if he was bumped off. A guy like that would have enemies - in law enforcement or elsewhere in the underworld.
We will never know for sure.

Tough tough guy. Must have been quite a character.
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Greb Winner in Brilliant Battle With Chuck Wiggins

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Yeah, he sounds like one of those hoodlum characters from the old black and white gangster films.
A drunken 'heavy', a bouncer and former fighter, a bit punch-drunk, a bit plain old drunk, a bit crazy - a cop's nightmare.

'Found dead' in a starwell - i wouldn't be at all surprised if he was bumped off. A guy like that would have enemies - in law enforcement or elsewhere in the underworld.
We will never know for sure.

Tough tough guy. Must have been quite a character.
Yeh the story about the suit made me laugh. How they always joked in bars about his ****ty old suits and one day he strutted in wearing a pink designer boasting about buying it - then not noticing the signs for drying paint leant against the wall and waltzed out of the place covered in paint and too drunk to notice. haha
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