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Old 12-06-2012, 10:11 PM   #76
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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.
I know Slip my good man, I know I throw the Jacobs KD of Whittaker out there from time to time, my cheeky wee way of knowing who has actually watched the fight, maybe my all time favourite from a scottish perspective. So far you have been the only one to pull me up on it Much respect

You know me slip, I will put a positive spin on all things scottish, & I would argue that from one angle, & one angle only Pernell throws a big shot, Jacobs lands a cheeky wee hook to the upper ribs, Whittaker off balance hits the canvas, & Jacobs deserved the KD. Whittaker punching the canvas? Most would see it as pissed off at a bad call from the ref, the ref & I however would see it as Pernell frustration at being floored by the kid

That fight gives me goosebumps every time I watch it, a scotsman fighting the P4P numero uno, when I was old enough to remember it. Its so sad that hardly anyone in the UK nowadays knows anything about the fight, considering Jacobs gave Whittaker a better fight than Hatton did Mayweather & Pacquiao. Not a diss at Ricky, just pissed off that this fight wasnt even picked up in Britain, I had to find out the result from a local rag back in the golden era of british boxing, but internetless... these kids dont know bloody good they got it nowadays!

I could go on & on about the fight itself, the aftermath, & a certain sweet pea giving Gary Jacobs a phone call out of the blue many years later!

No-one really cares though, & how sad is that?
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:08 AM   #77
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Billy did you know you had a bogey hanging out your nose when doing the interview for transworld sports?
I've got a jungle of hair hanging out that hooter lol
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:14 AM   #78
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I've got a jungle of hair hanging out that hooter lol
Maybe Ricky can get you a shift one saturday at DW sports and then you can get yourself an electric trimmer
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:07 AM   #79
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What? A man, working? WHAT HAS THE WORLD COME TO!?
I don't think people are kncoking the guy for that, it's just pretty amazing that a guy who's a world champion, and along with that legitimately one of the very best fighters in his division, is not making enough money from boxing to be doing it fulltime. Though I read the story about him in the Ring, and it would appear he does it not because he has to in order to pay the bills, just he's friends with the owner and thinks it keeps him in reality a bit.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:15 AM   #80
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I doubt its money so good on him if he wants to stay grounded and just have something random to get up for.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:48 PM   #81
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whats wrong with him being a part time trainer salesman? he is fighting a taco salesman....
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:31 PM   #82
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I know Slip my good man, I know I throw the Jacobs KD of Whittaker out there from time to time, my cheeky wee way of knowing who has actually watched the fight, maybe my all time favourite from a scottish perspective. So far you have been the only one to pull me up on it Much respect

You know me slip, I will put a positive spin on all things scottish, & I would argue that from one angle, & one angle only Pernell throws a big shot, Jacobs lands a cheeky wee hook to the upper ribs, Whittaker off balance hits the canvas, & Jacobs deserved the KD. Whittaker punching the canvas? Most would see it as pissed off at a bad call from the ref, the ref & I however would see it as Pernell frustration at being floored by the kid

That fight gives me goosebumps every time I watch it, a scotsman fighting the P4P numero uno, when I was old enough to remember it. Its so sad that hardly anyone in the UK nowadays knows anything about the fight, considering Jacobs gave Whittaker a better fight than Hatton did Mayweather & Pacquiao. Not a diss at Ricky, just pissed off that this fight wasnt even picked up in Britain, I had to find out the result from a local rag back in the golden era of british boxing, but internetless... these kids dont know bloody good they got it nowadays!

I could go on & on about the fight itself, the aftermath, & a certain sweet pea giving Gary Jacobs a phone call out of the blue many years later!

No-one really cares though, & how sad is that?
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:20 AM   #83
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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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Old 12-09-2012, 09:30 PM   #84
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This has got 6 pages because the guy does a bit if work in his local sports store.. Surely something has to be done has anyone phoned the Police?? Maybe he just does it for the employee discount?? Shocking Billy your going to need to have a word with Ricky it's Boxing or Sports shop!!!
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