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Old 11-14-2012, 11:15 PM   #46
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"At least Rourke stepped in the ring, once," Conrad said. "There's only four celebrities who can box -- Tony Danza, Ryan O'Neal, Robert Conrad and ... Rourke. I fought Tony Danza in an exhibition once. He stepped in the ring with me, but I wish he hadn't, because he can fight.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:32 PM   #47
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You wanna believe Conrad legit KO'd Tony, S Ya have more than enough evidence ta support it

Not looking ta pick a fight, 'n go round' n round.

Just curious if you weighed any of my comments before making up your mind?
Forget Greb-Tunney!

We need footage of Danza-Conrad!

I was a child but I do remember seeing footage of this fight and later the pictures in the Enquirer. Are you going to tell me that the Great Robert Conrad did not KO Danza on the up and up? Are you going to ruin my childhood? Were you there?
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:45 PM   #48
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I met both men, but I remember when Danza was fighting, he was a puncher but little defense but he had a lot of promise. I remember boxing judge and excellent Pro Fighter Bernie"school Boy" Friedkin Saying he liked what he saw in Danza

Mickey was tough but Danza had talent and power...I go with the Boss
Hya Bummy. The name Schoolboy Bernie Freidkin brought back memories.
I met Freidkin and his wife a few years before he died about 10 years ago.
He had dementia when I met him. Freidkin and Bummy Davis were rivals from Brownsville in the 1930s,until Al Davis flattened Bernie Freidkin...
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:35 AM   #49
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lemme see if i can explain myself better, S. The "exhibition's" where no more than agreed upon vaudeville sketches, with the ref included, before a rubber chicken dinner so that the audience would be in a good mood to contribute more for down-and-out-fighters. No one got hurt; it was all for giggles.

The audience was usually all boxing insiders, and the meanest guys were matched in these exhibitions with arch rivals they'd fought 20-30-40 years ago and were willing to cower behind the ref or run around the ring like Charlie Chaplin, or spin like a top from a missed round house and take a ten count.

Those attending loved it. It was all in the interest of charity 'n nostalgia.

Only once in 20 years did I ever see a fighter (a top-rated heavy) go off- script and brutally beat his opponent.

The transgressor, normally low-key 'n charming -- a sometime network analyst -- died some years later of brain damage from all his crowd-pleasing wars in the ring.
I'm guessing Jerry Quarry?

Can you say who the poor guy was that got battered JG?
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:43 AM   #50
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I'm guessing Jerry Quarry?

Can you say who the poor guy was that got battered JG?
Ya guessed right, yg. It was Jerry Quarry, 'n the guy he battered was Joey Orbillio
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:53 AM   #51
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True. But what about Sly?

Yeah, I know, BoxRec for some inexplicable reason haven't listed his fights against Apollo and all the others.
They wuz HAND-picked
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:16 PM   #52
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Hya Bummy. The name Schoolboy Bernie Freidkin brought back memories.
I met Freidkin and his wife a few years before he died about 10 years ago.
He had dementia when I met him. Freidkin and Bummy Davis were rivals from Brownsville in the 1930s,until Al Davis flattened Bernie Freidkin...
His wife's name was Lenore if I remember correctly, I met both of Bummy's brothers Big Gangy and Little Gangy...Bernie was a lot older than me and a gentleman but still had the heart of a lion, he was a boxing judge and he got me and my brother to sit on the stage of the felt forum in the 70's and I saw a KO in the corner where I could reach out and touch the fighters.

I heard that a big younger guy got disrespectful with Bernie one day and Bernie went after the guy and called him out even though 30 years younger...Me and a friend had a talk with the guy later on and convinced him to apologize to Bernie and to never entertain the thought again

By the way Bernie drew with 3 World Champions (Kid Chocolate being one and was a light puncher but a brilliant boxer, a great and lovable man
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:06 PM   #53
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Hey JG didn't Conrad say complementary things about Ryan Oneal?
What was the book on Oneal as leather pusher??
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