Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-24-2013, 10:12 PM   #1
Theron
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,299
vCash: 773
Default Your Favourite Boxing Stories ?

One of mine is when Harry Greb was a recruiting officer he was staging a boxing show for a war charity and when a heavyweight fight was due there was no one to face the heavyweight and Greb sitting in the audience heard this and started to take of his coat, they said that the heavyweight was too heavy/big for him and that he was in condition and Greb was not, they said they'll announce it as an exhibition and Harry replied ''Nothing like it''. ''We either put on a real fight or it's all off''
The fight was stopped in one of the early rounds to save the heavyweight Anderson
Theron is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 01-25-2013, 07:52 AM   #2
jdempsey85
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: EAST L.A
Posts: 1,048
vCash: 1032
Default Re: Your Favourite Boxing Stories ?

76 year old jack dempsey destroying muggers on the streets of new york city
jdempsey85 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 08:13 AM   #3
AlFrancis
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Granada, Spain.
Posts: 4,285
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Your Favourite Boxing Stories ?

this is a good story

WHEN they buried Lionel Rose this week it prompted a memory in my cousin, Steven Carter, who was working on the television show This Is Your Life back in 1977 when Rose was featured. After filming in Epping was completed, there was a party held for the guest of honour at the Texas Tavern, Kings Cross. So it was that just after midnight, the three famous boxers, Lionel Rose, Fighting Harada and Johnny Famechon get out of a cab to walk to the bar when a drunken lout, who was not alone, flicks his lit cigarette butt into the chest of Lionel Rose and starts to unleash vicious racial epithets. Fighting Harada speaks very little English but knows ugliness when he sees it, and instantly moves to cut off the drunk, even as the bum now tries to shirt-front Lionel. The great Aboriginal boxer, who could have dropped the punk without blinking, restrains himself and moves the other way, still pursued by the drunk. This time Johnny Famechon, bless him, uses his trademark speed, grabs the drunken lout by the collar and pulls back his left hook, locked and loaded on a hair trigger, waiting … just waiting … for the drunk's next racial slur. (Altogether after me: Please ..? Just one ..?) The crowd closes as Fighting Harada moves to stand by Famechon, shoulder to shoulder, as Lionel keeps walking. A dignified man, Lionel has been in this bad movie before too many times, wants no part of it, and knows that his own mates have his back. Luckily at this point one of the drunken lout's slightly less drunken mates steps forward and drags him away into the night, with his babbles of "I could have taken all three of them" soon fading into Kings Cross night. Situation sorted, Lionel is on the steps of The Texas Tavern waiting for them as they catch up. "Thanks," he says, and they all go inside. A champion man. And I am reliably informed that next year will be the first time in more than four decades that Fighting Harada won't send Lionel a birthday card. Another champion. As is Johnny Famechon.


Peter FitzSimons.
AlFrancis is online now  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 08:33 AM   #4
Unforgiven
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 12,568
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Your Favourite Boxing Stories ?

Chuck Wepner is challenging Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight championship of the world ...


"The day before the fight, I took my wife out shopping and bought her a powder-blue negligée, because I told her, 'You need to look right when you sleep with the heavyweight champion of the world,'" he said. "The night I lost, my wife is sitting on the edge of the bed in the negligée and she asks, 'So, am I going to Ali's room or what?'"

Unforgiven is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 08:42 AM   #5
AlFrancis
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Granada, Spain.
Posts: 4,285
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Your Favourite Boxing Stories ?

When Brian McCaffrey, Liverpool's British welterweight contender came back to his corner after a particularly hard round his manager Bobby Neill said "Brian, are you ok, how many fingers am I holding up". Brian looked at him and said "Aah... **** off Bob"!
AlFrancis is online now  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 11:10 AM   #6
john garfield
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 5,914
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Your Favourite Boxing Stories ?

have so many, wouldn't know where to begin
john garfield is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 11:28 AM   #7
AREA 53
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,298
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Your Favourite Boxing Stories ?

I remember reading that Herol Graham was promised an attractive purse for defending his Commonwealth Lt Middleweight title, it must of been the Hunter Clay fight in Nigeria, and indeed thats what he was apparently left with, somebody absconded with the prize money...and Herol was left with a Leather purse from the local market for his trouble..

Also When Ali fought Blue Lewis in croak park Dublin...a lot of the Locals applauded Ali when making his way to the ring...thinking that he didnt look so big in the flesh...it transpired that they were watching undercard undercard Fighter John Conteh on the way to take on Johnny Mac
AREA 53 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 08:51 PM   #8
Theron
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,299
vCash: 773
Default Re: Your Favourite Boxing Stories ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unforgiven View Post
Chuck Wepner is challenging Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight championship of the world ...


"The day before the fight, I took my wife out shopping and bought her a powder-blue negligée, because I told her, 'You need to look right when you sleep with the heavyweight champion of the world,'" he said. "The night I lost, my wife is sitting on the edge of the bed in the negligée and she asks, 'So, am I going to Ali's room or what?'"

Theron is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 06:53 AM   #9
SJS19
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 11,238
vCash: 75
Default Re: Your Favourite Boxing Stories ?

I forget the Boxers name shamefully.

He was scheduled to be fed to Joe Frazier. He didn't see it that way. Pacing a trench in his locker room before the fight, eyes focused, sharp like a Tiger that has spotted it's prey. An air of intensity that immediately stopped anyone in the vicinity from talking. This was his chance, it was his life.

The guy got knocked down multiple times and eventually spark out and carried back to his dressing room, where he was laid on a table and left.

About an hour later, his trainer returned to check on him. He was pacing the room, same eyes, same intensity.

" What are you doing?!" His manager asked.

" Gotta go fight Frazier haven't I."

The manager caught on immediately, "erm yeah, about that mate..."
SJS19 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 09:00 AM   #10
Bugger
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 745
vCash: 500
Default Re: Your Favourite Boxing Stories ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlFrancis View Post
this is a good story

WHEN they buried Lionel Rose this week it prompted a memory in my cousin, Steven Carter, who was working on the television show This Is Your Life back in 1977 when Rose was featured. After filming in Epping was completed, there was a party held for the guest of honour at the Texas Tavern, Kings Cross. So it was that just after midnight, the three famous boxers, Lionel Rose, Fighting Harada and Johnny Famechon get out of a cab to walk to the bar when a drunken lout, who was not alone, flicks his lit cigarette butt into the chest of Lionel Rose and starts to unleash vicious racial epithets. Fighting Harada speaks very little English but knows ugliness when he sees it, and instantly moves to cut off the drunk, even as the bum now tries to shirt-front Lionel. The great Aboriginal boxer, who could have dropped the punk without blinking, restrains himself and moves the other way, still pursued by the drunk. This time Johnny Famechon, bless him, uses his trademark speed, grabs the drunken lout by the collar and pulls back his left hook, locked and loaded on a hair trigger, waiting … just waiting … for the drunk's next racial slur. (Altogether after me: Please ..? Just one ..?) The crowd closes as Fighting Harada moves to stand by Famechon, shoulder to shoulder, as Lionel keeps walking. A dignified man, Lionel has been in this bad movie before too many times, wants no part of it, and knows that his own mates have his back. Luckily at this point one of the drunken lout's slightly less drunken mates steps forward and drags him away into the night, with his babbles of "I could have taken all three of them" soon fading into Kings Cross night. Situation sorted, Lionel is on the steps of The Texas Tavern waiting for them as they catch up. "Thanks," he says, and they all go inside. A champion man. And I am reliably informed that next year will be the first time in more than four decades that Fighting Harada won't send Lionel a birthday card. Another champion. As is Johnny Famechon.


Peter FitzSimons.
A class trio
Bugger is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 12:31 PM   #11
TBooze
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South of London
Posts: 10,819
vCash: 483
Default Re: Your Favourite Boxing Stories ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SJS19 View Post
I forget the Boxers name shamefully.

He was scheduled to be fed to Joe Frazier. He didn't see it that way. Pacing a trench in his locker room before the fight, eyes focused, sharp like a Tiger that has spotted it's prey. An air of intensity that immediately stopped anyone in the vicinity from talking. This was his chance, it was his life.

The guy got knocked down multiple times and eventually spark out and carried back to his dressing room, where he was laid on a table and left.

About an hour later, his trainer returned to check on him. He was pacing the room, same eyes, same intensity.

" What are you doing?!" His manager asked.

" Gotta go fight Frazier haven't I."

The manager caught on immediately, "erm yeah, about that mate..."
Well to quote Ron Stander's wife after his fight with Smokin' Joe:

"You do not enter a VW into the Indy 500!"
TBooze is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 12:40 PM   #12
dyna
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,363
vCash: 1551
Default Re: Your Favourite Boxing Stories ?

[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

A link says a thousand words
dyna is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 12:47 PM   #13
salsanchezfan
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 4,037
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Your Favourite Boxing Stories ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlFrancis View Post
this is a good story

WHEN they buried Lionel Rose this week it prompted a memory in my cousin, Steven Carter, who was working on the television show This Is Your Life back in 1977 when Rose was featured. After filming in Epping was completed, there was a party held for the guest of honour at the Texas Tavern, Kings Cross. So it was that just after midnight, the three famous boxers, Lionel Rose, Fighting Harada and Johnny Famechon get out of a cab to walk to the bar when a drunken lout, who was not alone, flicks his lit cigarette butt into the chest of Lionel Rose and starts to unleash vicious racial epithets. Fighting Harada speaks very little English but knows ugliness when he sees it, and instantly moves to cut off the drunk, even as the bum now tries to shirt-front Lionel. The great Aboriginal boxer, who could have dropped the punk without blinking, restrains himself and moves the other way, still pursued by the drunk. This time Johnny Famechon, bless him, uses his trademark speed, grabs the drunken lout by the collar and pulls back his left hook, locked and loaded on a hair trigger, waiting … just waiting … for the drunk's next racial slur. (Altogether after me: Please ..? Just one ..?) The crowd closes as Fighting Harada moves to stand by Famechon, shoulder to shoulder, as Lionel keeps walking. A dignified man, Lionel has been in this bad movie before too many times, wants no part of it, and knows that his own mates have his back. Luckily at this point one of the drunken lout's slightly less drunken mates steps forward and drags him away into the night, with his babbles of "I could have taken all three of them" soon fading into Kings Cross night. Situation sorted, Lionel is on the steps of The Texas Tavern waiting for them as they catch up. "Thanks," he says, and they all go inside. A champion man. And I am reliably informed that next year will be the first time in more than four decades that Fighting Harada won't send Lionel a birthday card. Another champion. As is Johnny Famechon.


Peter FitzSimons.
Love it.
salsanchezfan is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 06:51 PM   #14
scribbs
Journeyman
ESB Jr Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 107
vCash: 500
Default Re: Your Favourite Boxing Stories ?

I find this story fascinating. It was reported in 1903 after the fact & was a bout between future Welterweight Champion Matty Matthews & Jack Bennett in 1897 or 1898. At the end of the 6th round Matty came back to his corner with both his eyes shut. Matty stated he could knock out Bennett if he could see & asked his cornerman to to cut his eye(s) to reduce the swelling. The cornerman took a knife & nervously tried to make a slit but Matty was impatient, grabbed the knife and rammed it into his eye reducing the swelling. He then went out and knocked out Bennett. Apparently when asked if he was scared of being blinded Matty stated he knew the bone would stop it entering his eye. Whether a truth or a publicity stunt it makes for an interesting story.
scribbs is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013