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Old 07-26-2012, 06:21 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if theres any documentaries on Kid Mccoy
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:27 AM   #2
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I haven't heard or seen any. Althought it would be interesting to hear some more about this guy.

Did you know the saying 'that's the real mccoy' came from Kid McCoy?

He was drinking in a bar and some drunk was harassing him, McCoy told him who he was and to buzz off. The drunk laughed saying he wasn't really Kid McCoy so the Kid immediately knocked him out. As the drunk awoke a few minutes later he said 'Wow! That was the real McCoy.'

He also invented the corkscrew-punch where you twist you hand in the last minute before impact to cause cuts and gashes. I guess it doesn't work much in the gloved era but back in his day it was notorious.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:03 AM   #3
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Yes I read that somewhere the other day, sounds like he's had a bizzare life especially being accused of his wifes murder.

I know theres a book called the real mccoy based on him but im having trouble getting hold of a copy in england
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There was a film based on his life that I remember seeing about 15 years ago. I'll look it up.
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Here it is, don't think it was particularly historically accurate but if you're interested him it might be worth watching.
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Never heard of it before. Thanks for the info
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Thanks for that I'll try and get hold of a copy
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