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Old 05-29-2009, 02:13 PM   #16
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Incidently, Mitchell was one of the few white guys to ply his trade in our black townships back then, something that served him well when he found himself on the road, defending his title in sometimes hostile environments.
He eventually became very popular with the black crowds, who called him a 'black boxer in a white skin.'
I meant to mention this part as well. Mitchell was a popular attraction in the black townships in SA. The irony of the WBA's "political" bullshit is the only thing it accomplished was depriving the blacks of SA a chance to see one of their favorite attractions in action.
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The irony of the WBA's "political" bullshit is the only thing it accomplished was depriving the blacks of SA a chance to see one of their favorite attractions in action.
It wasn't their approval that the WBA was looking for.
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