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Old 03-30-2009, 06:08 PM   #1
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......Richard Evatt?
George and Tony Collins?
Marvin Stone?
Paul Harvey?
Kirkland Laing? (heard he fell from a balcony a few years back?)
Wally Swift jr?
Del Bryan?
Daren 'Fantom' Dyer?
Paul 'Scrap Iron' Ryan?
Val Golding?
Michael 'Shaka' Ayers?
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:31 PM   #2
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Theres a peice on finding Kirkland Laing on YouTube (posted by out very own Ishy).
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:50 PM   #3
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did'nt Darren dyer have to retire due to a shadow on his brain-scan. Did'nt he have to have a brain op.Shame, had very promising career.As did Spencer Oliver.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:56 PM   #4
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I don't know what happened to Scrap Iron, but I can say without fear of contradiction that the man was never involved in a dull fight, win or lose. Quality
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:20 PM   #5
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Ayers is one of my favourite British fighters, and I got an e-mail from his mum once after I had a letter published in Boxing News about him. Class. Like to know what he's up to now. Met him after he KO'd Pablo Sarmiento in their first fight and was a quality guy. Hope he's doing good for himself.

I was thinking about Richie Evatt too the other day and wondered what became of him. Wasn't he the guy from Coventry who used to wear the tiger stripes?

The ones which got me stumped are Jason Matthews, Toks Owoh and the infamous disappearance of Eugene Maloney which nobody seems to like talking about.
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:11 PM   #6
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Ayers is one of my favourite British fighters, and I got an e-mail from his mum once after I had a letter published in Boxing News about him. Class. Like to know what he's up to now. Met him after he KO'd Pablo Sarmiento in their first fight and was a quality guy. Hope he's doing good for himself.

I was thinking about Richie Evatt too the other day and wondered what became of him. Wasn't he the guy from Coventry who used to wear the tiger stripes?

The ones which got me stumped are Jason Matthews, Toks Owoh and the infamous disappearance of Eugene Maloney which nobody seems to like talking about.
yeah - Evatt had a real barnstormer against Junior Jones but ran out of steam late on, getting stopped.
He was never the same after that - maybe they threw him in with a world class fighter too early (a la Georgie Collins?)

Jason Matthews got banged up (if I remember rightly for giving his 'girlfriend' a right kicking)
A shame, 'cos he was an exciting fighter with lots of firepower.
Toks Owoh reminds me of Ajose Olusegun - a wasted talent.
Eugene Maloney... a real mystery. Something pretty bad must have gone off between him and his brother. It's like he never existed!
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:16 PM   #7
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Theres a peice on finding Kirkland Laing on YouTube (posted by out very own Ishy).
thanks, Gazoc!
BTW, I reckon you win the 'best avatar on East Side,' by a mile.......
Jeez, Vanessa Blue is HOT!
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:11 PM   #8
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Delroy Bryan was a class fighter - tough and awkward.
No one wanted to fight him 'cos he was a decent puncher and could make an opponent look bad - the classic 'who needs him' fighter, in fact.
Hope he's not completely lost to the sport of boxing now - I'm sure he could teach a thing or two to budding students of 'The Noble Art.'



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......Richard Evatt?
George and Tony Collins?
Marvin Stone?
Paul Harvey?
Kirkland Laing? (heard he fell from a balcony a few years back?)
Wally Swift jr?
Del Bryan?
Daren 'Fantom' Dyer?
Paul 'Scrap Iron' Ryan?
Val Golding?
Michael 'Shaka' Ayers?
I always remember the great scrap richard evatt had with junior jones! what a great fight, michael ayers first fight with wayne rigby was a classic, i always think it was a shame shea neary and colind dunne both never got proper world title shots in there primes they were class fighters who seem to be forgoten about
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:49 PM   #10
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i was going to ask here today about wally swift jr
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Old 10-28-2009, 04:35 AM   #11
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All good fighters. Marvin Stone is still involved in the game as a trainer.
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did'nt Darren dyer have to retire due to a shadow on his brain-scan. Did'nt he have to have a brain op.Shame, had very promising career.As did Spencer Oliver.
i remember seeing him in the ABA's.christ he looked brutal.him and lloyd honeyghan had a big bust-up
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I've asked this before, but not sure I ever got an answer;

What happened to Johnny Armour?
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:15 PM   #14
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I've asked this before, but not sure I ever got an answer;

What happened to Johnny Armour?
old man he is 41. perfect domestic career in my opinion. won a minor world title against a strong opponent. had a great domestic clash with ampofo and was ranked highly for 3 years consecutivly. think he is training amatuers. i think i saw him in a white T at a gym on a sky bio on british boxing. anyone?







for rich evett this was his last fight before he went downhill
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:58 PM   #15
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[quote=Vantage_West;5271481]old man he is 41. perfect domestic career in my opinion. won a minor world title against a strong opponent. had a great domestic clash with ampofo and was ranked highly for 3 years consecutivly. think he is training amatuers. i think i saw him in a white T at a gym on a sky bio on british boxing. anyone?




If memory serves me right, he was doing bird for assaulting a police officer.BAAAAD DECISION, JOHNNY!



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