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Old 07-21-2007, 03:30 AM   #1
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Default Did the world see the best of Stanley Ketchel?

He was only 24 when he died. Most boxers are still peaking at that age. How do you think his career would have progressed if he had gone on to fight throughout his prime years?
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Old 07-21-2007, 04:51 AM   #2
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I'm not sure he would have many more glory years seeing as he had Syphillus
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Old 07-21-2007, 02:23 PM   #3
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He was only 24 when he died. Most boxers are still peaking at that age. How do you think his career would have progressed if he had gone on to fight throughout his prime years?
Ketchel might have already peaked when he was murdered but he undoubtedly had major legacy fights ahead of him.

He had heavyweight ambitions to rival those of Mickey Walker and had already got started with a demolition of Dam Porky Flyn. Aditional wins like this over top heavyweights would have increased his standing as a pound for pound great.

So yes I think he is an unfinished story.
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Old 07-21-2007, 04:51 PM   #4
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Default Re: Did the world see the best of Stanley Ketchel?

Ketchel would have many more fights in him, he was a tough Banger with killer instinct, he was cut short
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He may have already been on the decline, but if he had continued living a bit longer we would have more (and better) film of him. That would be a VASTLY important factor in grading his legacy.
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Old 07-21-2007, 05:51 PM   #6
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I think the STD would have ruin Ketchal YEARS later, not during his prime run imo. It took like what 20 years or so to ruin Al Copon??
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Old 07-21-2007, 06:23 PM   #7
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Put it this way.

Mickey Walker was past his best when he steped up to heavyweight.

His exploits in that division still made his legend.
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Old 07-21-2007, 07:38 PM   #8
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Was Ketchel shot? By a nipped husband?
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Old 07-22-2007, 04:20 PM   #9
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Was Ketchel shot? By a nipped husband?
A jealous farmhand shot him for flirting with his girlfriend

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A jealous farmhand shot him for flirting with his girlfriend
Ketchel and the farmhand had issues with a woman as you say.

Amazingly the straw that broke the camels back was when Ketchel reprimanded the farmhand for whiping a horse.
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Ketchel and the farmhand had issues with a woman as you say.

Amazingly the straw that broke the camels back was when Ketchel reprimanded the farmhand for whiping a horse.
I love the quote from Ketchels manager when told of Stanleys death

'Start counting to ten, he'll get up
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I love the quote from Ketchels manager when told of Stanleys death

'Start counting to ten, he'll get up
I just read that one this evening funnily enough.

It is a beaut.
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