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Old 07-09-2008, 03:31 AM   #31
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Fighters today have a slightly higher percentage of fiber in their diet, making them far advanced in the art of pugilism.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:44 AM   #32
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Fighters today have a slightly higher percentage of fiber in their diet, making them far advanced in the art of pugilism.
Shit right! Fight right! BE A REGULAR IN THE RING!
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:59 AM   #33
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For the fans, the Internet is a major improvement. You can download almost all fights, including relatively obscure ones, read all kinds of articles for free including instant updates on press conference pictures, weigh ins, etc. This larger exposure might also surpress corruption a bit, as for instance anyone following boxing knows about the scandale during Williams vs Arich, whereas normally not many people would know. You can wonder how much that helps boxing though, King didn't mind giving boxing a big black eye by that corrupt draw in Lewis vs Holyfield.
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:28 AM   #34
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For the fans, the Internet is a major improvement. You can download almost all fights, including relatively obscure ones, read all kinds of articles for free including instant updates on press conference pictures, weigh ins, etc. This larger exposure might also surpress corruption a bit, as for instance anyone following boxing knows about the scandale during Williams vs Arich, whereas normally not many people would know. You can wonder how much that helps boxing though, King didn't mind giving boxing a big black eye by that corrupt draw in Lewis vs Holyfield.
He didnt mind being a party to falsified records during the USA tournament either,that competition stunk.
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:04 PM   #35
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Good point.

What's rather odd is that although half the world knew who Joe Louis was, many folks (particularly the poor blacks he was so popular with) had never seen him fight.
In fact, even until the day he fought and lost to Marciano there were many who had never actually seen a Joe Louis fight.

TV and even the internet with youtube and the like offer everyone (or at least the vast majority) the chance of watching current fighters.
Also instead of trekking to the theatre to go watch it, one can just buy it on PPV and watch it in your living room.
It's sad that we live in a world with more footage of Charlie Zelenoff than Harry Greb.
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Old 07-09-2008, 01:10 PM   #36
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Good point.

What's rather odd is that although half the world knew who Joe Louis was, many folks (particularly the poor blacks he was so popular with) had never seen him fight.
In fact, even until the day he fought and lost to Marciano there were many who had never actually seen a Joe Louis fight.

TV and even the internet with youtube and the like offer everyone (or at least the vast majority) the chance of watching current fighters.
Also instead of trekking to the theatre to go watch it, one can just buy it on PPV and watch it in your living room.
Not sure I agree with that, sure they didnt watch em lived. But they always catch the reruns of Louis's fights at the movie theaters. And buying a ticket for a movie theater didnt cost a arm and a leg. Louis, Marciano, Dempsey ete all profit from having there fights on the big screen.
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Old 07-09-2008, 03:55 PM   #37
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It's sad that we live in a world with more footage of Charlie Zelenoff than Harry Greb.
I agree, if only we could've hear him say "I'm no racist, but i'mma send you back to slavery mother****er" to the likes of Kid Norfolk....
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:04 PM   #38
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I agree, if only we could've hear him say "I'm no racist, but i'mma send you back to slavery mother****er" to the likes of Kid Norfolk....

lol I can imagine kid replying "lemme ax yo a queston, hows it gonna feel when i bust yo face up cracka"
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:06 PM   #39
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lol I can imagine kid replying "lemme ax yo a queston, hows it gonna feel when i bust yo face up cracka"
Well he was responsible for Greb being blind in one eye,so a few choice epiphets are allowed I think.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:37 PM   #40
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Well he was responsible for Greb being blind in one eye,so a few choice epiphets are allowed I think.
His thumbs were responsible, but well placed thumbs with excellent timing.
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:59 PM   #41
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It's sad that we live in a world with more footage of Charlie Zelenoff than Harry Greb.


True, but can you see Greb reaching 1000 pounds with a hook?!?!?!?!!

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It's sad that we live in a world with more footage of Charlie Zelenoff than Harry Greb.
Greb never dealt with power like Zelenoff has, Charlie by early KO.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:14 PM   #43
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True, but can you see Greb reaching 1000 pounds with a hook?!?!?!?!!

Good point. Zelenoff may be 0-1 against punching bags, but Greb is 0-1 against access to film equipment for his fights.
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