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Old 03-04-2010, 04:57 PM   #1
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anyone here know or know off spike cheney? my bro is down under and he says he met him
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:01 PM   #2
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Any Aussie boxing fan worth a pinch of shit knows of Spike.
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:03 PM   #3
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does he have a gym down there?
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:32 AM   #4
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I saw him in Lithgow a few years ago,I think he won a medal (maybe a gold carnt remember) @ commonwealth games a long time ago....
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:04 AM   #5
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He won silver at seoul olympics
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:39 AM   #6
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I still remember listening to his fight for Gold on the radio, in the car outside Burleigh Beach. The last I heard, he wasn't doing too well.
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:40 AM   #7
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He won silver at seoul olympics
Arh ok,Did he ever turn pro?? If he did must'nt have went to well never really heard anything after the olympics.....
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:42 AM   #8
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I heard spike is fighting his own demons with the bottle. Good luck to him, met him a few times & came across as a good bloke but different on the piss. Was a great Oz fighter.
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:52 AM   #9
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what did your brother have to say about him?
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:59 AM   #10
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He had a fairly successful pro career before retiring after a shock loss to Victor Baranov. I think it was him who suffered from Epstein Barr and this is why he retired in his corner and then hung up his gloves. The courier mail published a story a year or so ago on him as he was skipping for loose change..
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:21 AM   #11
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Is a shame about Spike,he was rated in the world welterweight ring rankings,remember him fighting the Russian for gold,but come off seconnd best.
Then he rematched him over 4 rds in Aust,was shown live on t.v,an amature fight which was hyped like a world title,which he won.
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:49 AM   #12
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Is a shame about Spike,he was rated in the world welterweight ring rankings,remember him fighting the Russian for gold,but come off seconnd best.
Then he rematched him over 4 rds in Aust,was shown live on t.v,an amature fight which was hyped like a world title,which he won.
I remember that, had high hopes for Spike at the time. Bit like what Amir Khan did when he won silver and rematched that the Cuban b4 turning pro.

Last time i saw Spike was when he was on a undercard of Troy Waters fighting at Central Coast leagues mid 90's
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:33 AM   #13
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Its been said without any clarification the Spikes not doing all that great.. For well over a year now.

Is anyone aware of his true situation?? Is there a way NSW (for starters) can help him??

Surely there's something in the game left for him?? Officiating?? Training??
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:22 PM   #14
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He won silver at seoul olympics
He also defeated Ike Quartey on the way to the final
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:47 AM   #15
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I've known Spike since he came back to Lithgow in '95. He's never owned his own gym and he's also never been to gaol . He was drinking heavy and using pot and speed before the Terrence Alli fight and he still struggles with drinking and substance abuse. In a newspaper interview he gave (either Sunday Tele or Sun Herald) about 5 years ago there was a suggestion of bi-polar mental illness.
He's sold his Olympic Silver medal and torch a couple of times and had them bought back for him a couple of times.
His mother Carol was killed in a car accident about '98 and his dad Bruce died about 5 years ago and they were the only steadying influences on him before this.
It's hard to know what came first - the mental illness or the substance abuse - but his career and potential were definitely never fully realised.
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