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Old 12-06-2012, 05:57 AM   #46
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That being said he needs to fight someone useful soon
I heard he had a good one last week, 17 year old shoplifter nicked a pair of puma trainers
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:26 AM   #47
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Its nice to actually see a fighter that has a bit of success and don't let it affect he personality or forget his humble roots, too many fighters nowadays turn in to Bertie big bollocks and end up a patronizing tosser.

Well done Ricky.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:35 AM   #48
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I remember when I worked in a sports shop many moons ago, fist pumping triumphantly when I managed to convince a customer that he needed a nice pair of Nike sports socks to go with his shiny new trainers, the boss loved it when we managed to sell a pair of socks on top of the trainer sale. And we loved keeping the boss happy.

Those were good days man.
That takes me back to my younger days too, Dunks. I didn't quite make it as far as a sports shop, but i did do bits and bobs in an off license at weekends back in the day.

I will never forgive myself on getting this poor fella hooked on Camal cigs. He was a first timer and asked for my advise on which brand...Instead of telling him they cause premature death, i shamefully went to salesman mode and offered my unsolicited, and usually erroneous, advice.

He looked like an Arab gentlemen so i hastly picked up the Camals. I had a bit of a gob on me back then, so i went on.

I told him...Sir, from experience, these will forever hold a mystical place in your soul. The fact that they have an camel on the packet makes these perfect for animal lovers and Arabs alike. I am in the first camp, but i can tell you from the first inhalation these charming cigs made me feel like i was in the latter.

They blend a fine combination of sand and mud into a mysteriously dusty flavor, and the mundane scene of waiting for a bus or staring at your friendís relatively unattractive face over a pint fades away as you inhale deeper. By the time you exhale youíre standing in Giza, and your friend has become Princess Jasmine.

Hook, line and sinker. He was sold and never looked back.

I've never forgiven myself. The lesson? You work in a corner shop. Don't presume that imparts upon you any actual knowledge or authority.

Oh how i wish i'd stayed in my basement in my undies that morning. Eating my Cheerios, and letting the adults make the world go round.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:01 AM   #49
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Personally speaking, it would be a great buzz to walk into a sports shop, & see a world champion boxer working there. I know, cos I experienced seeing a scottish legend working in a sport shop.

I remember back in the day in argyle street in Glasgow city centre a certain Gary Jacobs worked in a sports store, when he was boxing & in his prime like Ricky. Gary Jacobs went onto fight the P4P no1 Pernell whittaker, AND floor him on the way to a brave points defeat.

I was a young laddie then, & didnt go up to tell Jacobs how much I loved and respected him as a fighter. You know how it is at that age, wheras now I am nearly 40 I would happily approach a boxer in the same situation & get all soppy & starstruck in front of a xmas rush

Put it this way, where else in the world would you get to see a european champion who floored a P4P legend, & a current world champion quietly doing their thing in a shopping store at the weekend in different decades?

THATS why I love scottish fighters
Bit of top spin there, Dunky. Mi ole mucker. Jacobs put up a brave effort, but we can't class that as a knockdown. Jacobs didn't touch Pernell. Pete swang wildly with a left, missed the target and the momentum caused him to go off balance and to the canvas.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:41 AM   #50
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Have you ever boxed Mr Nelson? Was it up at Super Heavyweight or was it Sumo wrestling?
Do sumo wrestlers box?!!!

Isnt Billy the trainer of a world champion fighter? I think he knows how to box.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:52 AM   #51
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Do sumo wrestlers box?!!!

Isnt Billy the trainer of a world champion fighter? I think he knows how to box.
I said 'or was it sumo wrestling' are you mentally ill?
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:11 AM   #52
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Do sumo wrestlers box?!!!.
Akebono done some K-1 If that counts not that I'm comparing Billy to Akebobo BTW.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:12 AM   #53
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I said 'or was it sumo wrestling' are you mentally ill?
Yes im in Broadmoor right now, your dads in the cell next to me giving everyone free gobbles as it's his only sons twelfth birthday.

Happy Birthday B.A.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:15 AM   #54
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What's wrong working for the minimum wage if he is? Better than being a lazy bastard isn't it?thing is he enjoys it!
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:39 AM   #55
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Burns seems like a top man.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:48 AM   #56
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A sad state of affairs when someone gets mocked for doing an honest days work. Good luck to Ricky.
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What a load of wind and pish from blowhards here , Rickys a top lad and spends most of his shift signing gloves photos etc and always doing his bit for local clubs and charitys , Recently gained £450 notes for a signed pair of rickys gloves in an auction for yorkhill sick kids hospice , guys never done doing his bit, Haters always gonna hate , personally cannot wait to he puts Broner in his place then you can all recognise what you see not what you heard !!!
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:34 AM   #59
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Yota Sato (WBC super flyweight champion) works part-time at a petrol station and has done so for 10 years.

If it isn't affecting their boxing preparation, then I don't see the problem. It certainly shouldn't be looked at in a negative light that they're doing these jobs.
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Yes im in Broadmoor right now, your dads in the cell next to me giving everyone free gobbles as it's his only sons twelfth birthday.

Happy Birthday B.A.
People always resort to name calling when they're proven wrong
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