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Old 04-05-2010, 03:30 PM   #1
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Default The 1980 US Amateur Boxing Team accident

"22 members of the US amateur boxing team were among 87 who died when their Polish Airlines Ilyushin IL-62 from New York crashed on the approach to [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Okecie Airport"

i just heard this, sad story
was there any real talent this boxing team, anybody how expected to be future pro boxing star.

R.I.P everybody in that plane
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:12 PM   #2
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didn't know about it
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:18 PM   #3
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tony tucker did not get on that plane for some reason
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:31 PM   #4
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Very sad story. Just to think how good some of these guys could have been.
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:03 PM   #5
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tony tucker did not get on that plane for some reason
Damn, I got goose bumps reading this.

RIP everybody in that plane.
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:11 PM   #6
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Never heard of that
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:04 PM   #7
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That was really sad, I am from Warsaw, to young to remember, but this crash is in memory of all Polish citizens

R.I.P for all
POS Russian Communist planes!
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:48 AM   #8
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Bobby Czyz was suppose to be on that plane but got in a Car accident the week before and had to cancel.
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:28 PM   #9
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According to this newspaper story from the time there were four especially good prospects in that team:

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Old 04-06-2010, 11:31 PM   #10
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Very sad story. Just to think how good some of these guys could have been.
Yeah, because had they been bad, it'd have been just fine.
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:25 AM   #11
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Marvis Frazier and Bobby Czyz both missed that trip...Lemuel Steeples was on the plane, though...potential great fighter...Kelvin Anderson from my city of hartford was on that plane, too...there is a street and community center named after him here...
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:13 PM   #12
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Will someone please post a decent link to the story...or would I be better off reading this on wiki?

R.I.P. all those who died in this tragic event.

I knew nothing of it..
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:45 PM   #13
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not much to tell really...1980...a US team of amateur boxers was heading to Poland for a tournament..plane went down...unless u follow amateur boxing back then REALLY closely you wont recognize any of the names I am sure...
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:43 PM   #14
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Will someone please post a decent link to the story...or would I be better off reading this on wiki?

R.I.P. all those who died in this tragic event.

I knew nothing of it..
Just google it.

By the way, who's that girl with that fine ass ass in your avatar?
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:35 AM   #15
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All the names should be included on the tragic boxing stories thread - go to search
It is likely in the archives by now and not an active thread.

Some of the names - PAUL PALOMINO, brother of welterweight champion
Carlos Palomino. One of the top boxers was LEMUEL STEEPLES, then there was the young one from Washington State CHUCK ROBINSON. and the many others.

The whole affair is a double tragedy, in that the trip to Poland where the plane crashed and exploded leaving the hopes, wishes and dreams in a pile of ashes turned out to be a
trip that wasn't necessary as the USA boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

Without a doubt, this is one of the greatest tragedies in boxing history.
Just to think, just two years before the tragedy Chuck Robinson was engaged in a boxing tournament in Nanaimo, BC, Canada with the complete name being
BATHTUB CAPITAL PACIFIC NORTHWEST GOLDEN GLOVES.

After 1978, there were follow-up tournaments, including one in 1985 in which I
was an official for some of the bouts, but the glory of 1978 was missing, and
the past performance of boxer CHUCK ROBINSON was never mentioned.

As a flashback to 1978, Robinson defeated two BC boxers from Richmond and the
North West Eagles Boxing Club of North Vancouver

Last edited by Brian Zelley; 07-27-2010 at 01:11 AM. Reason: Follow-up re. CHUCK ROBINSON.
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