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Old 03-13-2010, 08:17 PM   #16
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i went to the Sugar Ray Leonard do a few months back and it was class as well... it was the first time i have actually ever been star struck... i mean i got to talk to a top 10 ATG fighter about boxing 1 on 1 for 5 minutes. It was ****ing surreal.

Ash SRL was similar, ****ing cool guy. Even told me he was impressed at my boxing knowledge for a 25 year old
I hope you had the balls to ask him why he denied Hearns a rematch for the majority of his career.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:21 PM   #17
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did you get to ask frazier about choc lol.

Seriously though - Joe is a legend. Met him once before on the coast at a coffee shop. Imposing figure alright - but what a nice bloke. Deadset spoke to him for about half an hour - all a wanted was to say gday. Still got all his marbles too, in fact probably one of the most intelligent and well spoken boxers or ex boxers I've ever met.

would have been a great night, hope ya had fun
Very sharp mate...I asked 1 line questions and he gave me 2 minute detailed answers....and no I didnt ask about choc
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:38 AM   #18
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was a good night definitely. not fun having every person from near every corner of boxing there (political bullshit), but still great night together catching up with people from far and wide. Bugners always good to have around. Great fella. And Frazier... what a legend, top bloke. Such an awesome get up lookin smooth. and smokin!!
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:45 AM   #19
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Have always liked Smokin Joe..Also love how still to this day hates ALI...

I dont blame the bloke either..

He must really like Australia,seeing he here alot..

I dont blame him for that either...Greatest country in the world..
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:55 PM   #20
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Candid Frazier pulls no punches

by David Lewis - March 16th, 2010 - goldcoast.com.au

THE synapses may not be firing with the same alacrity as they once did for one-time heavyweight champ Joe Frazier, but the aura which resonates from a true heirloom from boxing's great days remains undimmed.

Decked out in a black suit, topped off with a black hat and enough bling to embarrass P.Diddy, the 66-year-old nemesis of Muhammad Ali is wheeled into the suite on the 18th floor of Jupiters Casino.

It is the short-term legacy of four back operations in two years following a car crash which almost splintered his spine.

The once-proud pea**** strut of the erstwhile ring king might be barely a halting stagger now but his flashing smile and darting inquisitive eyes remain streetlight bright.

Frazier is on a flying trip to the Glitter Strip in between last weekend's guest slot at former rival Joe Bugner's 60th birthday, a bash organised by Gold Coast promoter Jamie Myer, and an appearance at a function in Brisbane on Friday.

Smokin' Joe is in a mood to reminisce; he mulls over the night Bugner took him the distance back in 1973, the year his six-year hold on the heavyweight mantle finally was broken.

Joe's nadir came in the hulking form of George Foreman.

He expresses his disdain for Ultimate Fighting, a sport he considers an abomination, saying it is more like wrestling while boxing is 'a science'.

He derides Ali as more a victim of 'left-hook-itis rather than Parkinson's syndrome', expressing little empathy for the man he says sought to demean him at every opportunity, such as calling him ugly.

He has never heard of Anthony Mundine, or Danny Green for that matter, and is embarrassed by the current paucity in the heavyweight ranks of world boxing.

He says: "There is nobody I would pay to see. There is nobody exciting.

"I couldn't even name any of them. I'd rather watch basketball."
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:44 AM   #21
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What a strange thing to say.....'rather watch basketball"
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:20 AM   #22
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What a strange thing to say.....'rather watch basketball"
Yeah, some former boxers enjoy watching UFC and others like Joe hate it!
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:09 AM   #23
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I don't blame him. The Heavyweight division is that bad. Bugner, let alone Frazier would be a dominant champion these days.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:44 AM   #24
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Candid Frazier pulls no punches

by David Lewis - March 16th, 2010 - goldcoast.com.au

THE synapses may not be firing with the same alacrity as they once did for one-time heavyweight champ Joe Frazier, but the aura which resonates from a true heirloom from boxing's great days remains undimmed.

Decked out in a black suit, topped off with a black hat and enough bling to embarrass P.Diddy, the 66-year-old nemesis of Muhammad Ali is wheeled into the suite on the 18th floor of Jupiters Casino.

It is the short-term legacy of four back operations in two years following a car crash which almost splintered his spine.

The once-proud pea**** strut of the erstwhile ring king might be barely a halting stagger now but his flashing smile and darting inquisitive eyes remain streetlight bright.

Frazier is on a flying trip to the Glitter Strip in between last weekend's guest slot at former rival Joe Bugner's 60th birthday, a bash organised by Gold Coast promoter Jamie Myer, and an appearance at a function in Brisbane on Friday.

Smokin' Joe is in a mood to reminisce; he mulls over the night Bugner took him the distance back in 1973, the year his six-year hold on the heavyweight mantle finally was broken.

Joe's nadir came in the hulking form of George Foreman.

He expresses his disdain for Ultimate Fighting, a sport he considers an abomination, saying it is more like wrestling while boxing is 'a science'.

He derides Ali as more a victim of 'left-hook-itis rather than Parkinson's syndrome', expressing little empathy for the man he says sought to demean him at every opportunity, such as calling him ugly.

He has never heard of Anthony Mundine, or Danny Green for that matter, and is embarrassed by the current paucity in the heavyweight ranks of world boxing.

He says: "There is nobody I would pay to see. There is nobody exciting.

"I couldn't even name any of them. I'd rather watch basketball."
i remember getting a bit pissed off a few years ago when he asked kostya tszyu if he was a sportswriter. i like joe but that annoyed me. if you dont have anything nice to say and all that...
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:10 AM   #25
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Would have loved to have gone to this. Shook hands with Joe years back at a card at Star City. The biggest hands I have seen on a fella. And what a nice bloke....he stood aroundafter the fights shaking hands and taking pics...he was all set to move on with his wife after about twenty minutes worth of greetings and what not then another bunch of fans came storming over to have a chat. He obliged and gave them as much time as they wanted.

Just came across as a real nice, genuine man.
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:26 PM   #26
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i remember getting a bit pissed off a few years ago when he asked kostya tszyu if he was a sportswriter. i like joe but that annoyed me. if you dont have anything nice to say and all that...
Wonder if it was an honest mistake - obviously piss poor if it wasn't.

The guy is getting on, and being clobbered in the head repeatedly by the likes of Foreman & Ali aint going to assist with your memory in late middle age.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:02 PM   #27
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It does sound strange....one would think being a boxer of his lofty heights touring the world you would think he would look at 2 or 3 of that countries best/ high profile boxers in case hes asked

To not know KT sounds strange
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The 2 Joes talked on stage for about 45mins with some very interesting stories and some great fight footage to complement.
Wow.....what an experience, 2 living legends........opportunitys like that just dont come round often.......
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:00 AM   #29
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Wow.....what an experience, 2 living legends........opportunitys like that just dont come round often.......
Yeah mate...thats what I thought when I was offered to come along.....it was very interesting.

I'm slowly starting to grasp some of the history of boxing and this event helped me get into it

Great night and I sat at a great table of people as well
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:07 AM   #30
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It does sound strange....one would think being a boxer of his lofty heights touring the world you would think he would look at 2 or 3 of that countries best/ high profile boxers in case hes asked

To not know KT sounds strange
To be honest, I think it'd be stanger if he did know who Kostya was. The guy was an all time great fighter. It doesn't mean he follows the sport intently.
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