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Old 01-18-2011, 09:34 AM   #61
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Bonecrusher Smith was a heck of a puncher.
He wasn't a great boxer, and when he was getting outboxed he lacked the real die-hard desire of a champion, he kind of coasted. And he downright choked against Tyson.
But he was a hell of a puncher, and when he was at his peak he was a fine physical specimen in impeccable shape.

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Old 01-18-2011, 09:44 AM   #62
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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFb13F5K8Pw&feature=related[/ame]

4:45 - awesome power.

Smith was already past his best, and a bit heavy for the Ruddock fight.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:53 AM   #63
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Ruddock always went down in a heap, but he always got up. Crusher was just so slow and such a horrible finisher. At least Bruno froze against the ropes so he could hit him. Funny how some guys are gifted with certain talents.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:14 PM   #64
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he was robbed in Brazil against Maguila....
I never watched the fight (I was a kid at the time), just heard a lot of people had Smith winning....

anyone remember that?
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:16 PM   #65
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he was robbed in Brazil against Maguila....
I never watched the fight (I was a kid at the time), just heard a lot of people had Smith winning....

anyone remember that?

Rodrigues winning a dodgy decision in Brazil? LOL, you surprise me!

Johnny Nelson was robbed blind too, me thinks these two were not alone.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:44 PM   #66
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Thanks for the input guys.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:03 PM   #67
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"Old Bones" Smith had good coaching and training early on in his career, but he was just too stocky / buffed and it killed his speed and reflexes... Had he owned speed and some reflexes, Smith would've won many of the fights he lost by decision...

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