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Old 11-11-2012, 04:05 PM   #16
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:40 PM   #17
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As others have said Danza performed very well against solid middleweights.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:46 PM   #18
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Gary Strech from Dead Man's Shoes was a legit heavy handed fighter who fought Eubank
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:44 PM   #19
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As others have said Danza performed very well against solid middleweights.
True. But what about Sly?

Yeah, I know, BoxRec for some inexplicable reason haven't listed his fights against Apollo and all the others.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:48 PM   #20
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Random Fact : Both these guys were friends with 2Pac

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But yeah, Danza whoops that ass.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:57 AM   #21
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With the winner fighting Bootney Farnsworth !
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:16 AM   #22
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Robert Conrad beat the shit out of Tony Danza in a celebrity fight. And he's about 20 years Danza's senior.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:37 AM   #23
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Robert Conrad beat the shit out of Tony Danza in a celebrity fight. And he's about 20 years Danza's senior.
This is flat-out rubbish,S. Bob liked ta think of himself as a rough 'n tough brawler outta the slums of Chicago, and his assitants -- all ex-fighters and trainers -- allowed him to believe that.

When he had his two back-to-back hit tv series, during lunch he insisted on a boxing ring, a jump rope and all the bags just off set. Warner Brothers went along with it; he was generating a ton-a-money for the studio

When he sparred, his minions pumped him up, telling him what badass he was. They eased-up. They weren't about to kill the golden goose.

Bob was convinced if he was a little taller (he was about 5'7") he coulda been a champ. I'm convinced he'd have given up acting if he could have accomplished that, ta have walked into a gym and gotten the same respect as local greats, Tony Zale 'n Barney Ross.

If i had to hazard a guess how Bob would have done as a pro (He was already mid 30s) If he was matched carefully, he could have gotten some bloody wins as an undercard fighter.

In real bouts, Danza & Mario Lopez would have flattened him
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:47 AM   #24
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This is flat-out rubbish,S. Bob liked ta think of himself as a rough 'n tough brawler outta the slums of Chicago, and his assitants -- all ex-fighters and trainers -- allowed him to believe that.

When he had his two back-to-back hit tv series, during lunch he insisted on a boxing ring, a jump rope and all the bags just off set. Warner Brothers went along with it; he was generating a ton-a-money for the studio

When he sparred, his minions pumped him up, telling him what badass he was. They eased-up. They weren't about to kill the golden goose.

Bob was convinced if he was a little taller (he was about 5'7") he coulda been a champ. I'm convinced he'd have given up acting if he could have accomplished that, ta have walked into a gym and gotten the same respect as local greats, Tony Zale 'n Barney Ross.

If i had to hazard a guess how Bob would have done as a pro (He was already mid 30s) If he was matched carefully, he could have gotten some bloody wins as an undercard fighter.

In real bouts, Danza & Mario Lopez would have flattened him
Sorry to burst your bubble, but not only did he actually fight pro...

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but he actually did fight Danza in an exhibition and beat the shit out of him, stopping him in a single round if memory serves...

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I dare you to knock this off my shoulder.

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Old 11-14-2012, 02:15 AM   #25
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but he actually did fight Danza in an exhibition and beat the shit out of him, stopping him in a single round.

I dare you to knock this off my shoulder.
Those fights were bought and paid for, S. As for Bob's smoker win over Tony, I don't doubt it, but anyone around the game knows those bouts are a joke, just good-natured fun before dinner.

The big difference between Bob 'n Danza was. Bob wanted to be a fighter, even when he was earning top dollar as an actor, surrounding himself with the best trainers 'n sparring partners.

Tony was a for-real big banger who wanted to be the middleweight champ; only to have his life turned around when he was cast in TAXI.

Clearly, we won't come to a meeting of the minds on this, but it's great to see someone who feels so strongly about the game.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:00 AM   #26
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Going by boxrec it sounds like there wasnt a 1st round knockout at all.

Conrad who was 4-0-1 as a professional fighter; retired in 1962. In 1989, Conrad,55, appeared to get the best of former pro fighter/actor Tony Danza in a exhibition boxing match refereed by Richard Steele

As if a ****ing exhibition bout means anything anyway.

Just looking at the photos it appears Danza is having a laugh whereas old Bob is as serious a pig pissing. I'd put no stock in it either way.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:10 AM   #27
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Well, many guys spar but never fought am or pro. It's hard to say how good they would really be as a pro.

Rourke went 6-0-2 (4) and Danza went 9-3 (9). Danza was stopped twice.

Rourke is taller with a longer reach and was a solid SMW. Danza was a solid MW.

I'd lean toward Danza.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:32 AM   #28
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I sparred with Rourke a lot. He wasnt very good at all. He had some power when he landed but his technique and ability was pretty piss poor. Never sparred Danza but I heard he was pretty legit. Rourke wasnt even good enough to beat club level fighters.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:33 AM   #29
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Well, many guys spar but never fought am or pro. It's hard to say how good they would really be as a pro.

Rourke went 6-0-2 (4) and Danza went 9-3 (9). Danza was stopped twice.

Rourke is taller with a longer reach and was a solid SMW. Danza was a solid MW.

I'd lean toward Danza.
2 draws that could be losses. Rourke also lies about hsi age and height. Hes really about 5'7 tops.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:03 AM   #30
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Going by boxrec it sounds like there wasnt a 1st round knockout at all.

Conrad who was 4-0-1 as a professional fighter; retired in 1962. In 1989, Conrad,55, appeared to get the best of former pro fighter/actor Tony Danza in a exhibition boxing match refereed by Richard Steele

As if a ****ing exhibition bout means anything anyway.

Just looking at the photos it appears Danza is having a laugh whereas old Bob is as serious a pig pissing. I'd put no stock in it either way.
Conrad's fight career was before he had major success with Wild Wild West. I find it difficult to believe he could arrange the outcomes of professional boxing matches as a struggling actor.

Regarding the fight with Danza, Conrad was 55 years old while Danza was 38, and a lot closer to his fighting career. Danza did come into it taking it lightly, but must have realized early on that red ass Conrad meant business. Still, Conrad was 55, a grandfather. Danza should have been able to adjust and getting avoided getting starched.

Either that... or Robert Conrad was a bad ass.

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