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Old 03-16-2008, 10:05 AM   #46
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Bruno pulping Gerry Cotzee
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:52 AM   #47
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First televised fight I can remember watching was the Muhammad Ali v Leon Spinks rematch in 1978.

Also followed John Conteh's career through the press and recall being disappointed when he lost his World Lt-Heavy title. Conteh was a household name in Britain but the tv coverage was nowhere near like the sort of saturation levels we have today. It was often a question of just catching a few highlights several days later!

Another early memory is the tragic plight of Johnny Owen. I remember checking the "stop press" column of the evening paper when I got in from school each day for the latest update on his condition. Just when it seemed he was getting better, he was sadly taken from us. I was stunned.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:14 AM   #48
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The first fight I saw was Ali versus Foreman the Rumble in the Jungle as 5 year old ever since then I have been hooked on boxing.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:19 AM   #49
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Another early memory is the tragic plight of Johnny Owen. I remember checking the "stop press" column of the evening paper when I got in from school each day for the latest update on his condition. Just when it seemed he was getting better, he was sadly taken from us. I was stunned.
Yep, I remember that. Most daily news programs had an update on Johnnys condition at some point. It happened the same month as the Minter-Hagler 'scenes' but doesn't seem to be as well remembered.
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:38 PM   #50
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Holmes/Jones was the first fight I remember; Hagler/Minter was the first fight I went to, aged 6.
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:49 PM   #51
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I remember watching Tyson... but not sure what fight. i wasn't ten yet though, so...

probaly some fight in 87 or so, judging on the other things i remember.

But my first clear memory is Benn-McLellan.
Them were the days. Free boxing on ITV etc, with BBC having the Bruno and Honeygan fights.
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:53 PM   #52
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I think it was Barry McGuigan v Valerio Nati for the Euro title, I was about 8 years old and watched it with my late grandad who loved the boxing. I've followed it ever since but obviously more serious as I got older. Watching the rise of Mike Tyson was an absolute thrill and some of his early fights just never get old.
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:17 AM   #53
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First real vivid fight memory was Benn v G Man. I was 10 and what happened stays in the head.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:21 AM   #54
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REMEMBERED ... ITS Dickie Davies! Whatever happened to him?
His head got slowly eaten by a badger.
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:12 PM   #55
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Remember watchin Ray Cattouse v Davey McCabe for the British Lightweight Title on BBC 1 on a Tuesday night many moons ago.
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