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Old 01-14-2013, 06:01 AM   #31
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none of them, they choose not to fight, it was there, they all looked the other way, they went the easy option in sport. they would never make in the hurting business. That's why the play games in afl, league
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:23 AM   #34
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:06 AM   #35
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none of them, they choose not to fight, it was there, they all looked the other way, they went the easy option in sport. they would never make in the hurting business. That's why the play games in afl, league
not the case at all, boxing is not encouraged at all in schools and amongst parents when tutoring their kids to pursue sport. This is a very ignorant statement imo
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:57 AM   #36
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buddy franklin i think could have made an impression, ive also seen daniel kerr in the gym and he is an animal, not to mention he and his dad absolutely towelled some guys i know up at his sisters party.

I remember that, didn't they try to sue Kerr over that?
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:13 AM   #38
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:25 PM   #39
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Mal meninga would have been a beast.
mal had a foreman like jab.....

but firstly, you start some good threads mr coleman....

very hard to judge of who could have been a good smaller fighter amongst the other sports. however, the 2 main football codes give an idea of a least athleticism AND toughness, attitude, agression, workrate, charactor.

by nature of the two sports (NRL AND AFL) most are going to be heavies. in the past, both codes were domminated by white fellas, indigenous players, and later, european migrants. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]was one smaller player that would have been pretty decent. artie beetson wasa gifted athlete.

the AFL blokes have already been mentioned. as with the demographics of AFL, it is largely represented by white fellas and indigenous players. liam jurrah may have been a good fighter also.

NRL these days is domminated by big pacific island players, and most of my choices of who could become a good heavy would come from that group of players, because of their height, srength, and natural athleticism. the ones who tried all had some success. conversely, alex leapai had a cowboys scholarship, and could have been anything in NRL.

however, dave taylor might have been something special. he's a very quick big man, tough, talented, and easily the equal on the field of the big island boys.

as mentioned greg inglis has the raw talent. sam thaiday also perhaps. the NRL is a huge talent pool for boxing. its such a natural cross over that im surprised more arent doing it. these blokes already have the public profile, and the public have already expressed their interest in watching these blokes fight, if only at charity fight level.

its just a pity we dont have more promotors like khoder nasser that can talk em into it, and have the finance to back it.

SBW has been rated as potentially world class already. the confidence shown by taking on botha proves what insiders already know. SBW is a serious talent and has picked it up quickly, like good athletes do.

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it'd be handy if a bunch of jockeys took up boxing...save a lot of promoters money importing thais and philos for the smaller divisions.

saw a couple of jockeys have a celebrity/corporate kind of bout on one of brendon smiths toowoomba shows last year - absolute war
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:55 PM   #41
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not the case at all, boxing is not encouraged at all in schools and amongst parents when tutoring their kids to pursue sport. This is a very ignorant statement imo
Bullshit, they just don't have it. schools and all this bullshit. No heart or balls
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it'd be handy if a bunch of jockeys took up boxing...save a lot of promoters money importing thais and philos for the smaller divisions.

saw a couple of jockeys have a celebrity/corporate kind of bout on one of brendon smiths toowoomba shows last year - absolute war

No doubt Stathi Katsidis would've went alright in his day.... good training partner
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Australian Olympic Diver Mathew Mitcham went OK they say he has been punched around the ring quite a bit over the years.!!!!!
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Tony Hearne headbutting - not bad for a bloke who was a cop in his day job

That was a bit the everpresent Norths vs Manly rivalry in that too, I saw Hearne do some dog acts on the fields against Manly when he was at Norths - one Friday night game he hit Cliffy Lyon late off the ball after Cliffy had offloaded...next set of 6, Manly intercepted a Norths pass and they were off down the field and Tony Hearne was lying in a heap on Manly's 10-metre line, in Disneyland Hoppa had squared him up in backplay, sneaky bastard that he was too
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