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Old 11-10-2012, 04:32 AM   #16
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Jack Dempsey for sure.

Lance was only doing what everyone else in that sport did. And they all ratted on him to make themselves look better.
This. And they didn't have cancer.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:34 AM   #17
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Bullshit.
Depends what they meant. His boxing career rightly was not fraudulent, it was truly historic in boxing terms. But the image he portrayed outside the ring? Maybe the good lord has a point...
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:35 AM   #18
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i am tempted to say primo carnera because he did have "real fixed" fights..yet...i think its a bit unfair to him because it plays into the idea that all his wins were fake..and i dont think they were.i think he actually learned to box some..he had a pretty good jab and could move decent for such a huge man.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:50 AM   #19
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Rocky Balboa. Dudes fights looked scripted.

His corner must have bribed so many referees not to stop so many of his fights. He almost got battered several times !!
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:01 AM   #20
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George Foremans second career.
Please explain.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:12 AM   #21
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It looks like it might be Lance Armstrong.
Armstrong wins the 'distinction' hands down.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:13 AM   #22
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Please explain.
I've read an article about fighters taking dives, foreman (second career) and Butterbean were mentioned in it.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:21 AM   #23
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I've read an article about fighters taking dives, foreman (second career) and Butterbean were mentioned in it.
If someone wrote it, it must be true
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:25 AM   #24
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i am not willing to call anyone's career a fraud.

very few champioship bouts have been proven fixed(as far as i know)

spanish paralympic basketball is the winner for me. (i forgot the year but they were mostly not actually disabled)

honourable mentions: 1919 world series, prosecuted serie b players, too many atp/wta 500 matches,

i am not saying boxing (or cycling) is/was clean, but it gets an unfairly bad rap compared to other sports
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:57 AM   #25
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If someone wrote it, it must be true
Absolutely spot on!

And in the words of senor pepe: Source???? I don't need no stinkin' source!
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:11 AM   #26
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The russian fencer in the 76 olympics Boris Onishchenko,quite ingenious until he got caught.

As for boxers clay
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:13 AM   #27
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I've read an article about fighters taking dives, foreman (second career) and Butterbean were mentioned in it.
I believe that about Butterbean.

His KOs look fake. He lunges forward and touches the opponent with a glove and he goes down for the count.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJT99suKerg[/ame]
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:57 AM   #28
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Of course there are a lot of "dives" in boxing, but it's the guys who are doing the dives that are the fakes.
With a guy like Butterbean, the people who pay to see him just want to see a freak show so it's not really a fraud. They get entertained and go home happy. It's showbidniz. Proper fans know his record was meaningless.
Certainly no one mistook him for an ATG.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:57 AM   #29
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i dunno bout that from the video, most of those look legit, they aint good fighters and they are getting hit by a 300lb man with suprisingly(to me) quick hands
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:04 AM   #30
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The KOs on the Butterbean video look legit to me, but he did probably had a few guys take dives too. They wouldn't necessarily make it to a career highlights video.

Brian Nielsen - again, not an ATG - had some very suspicious wins.
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