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Old 02-11-2011, 07:32 AM   #46
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Jimmy was stupidly fed to a monster like Shavers by his management...he should never have been tossed in the tiger's cage like that after just 10 pro fights. After that he was a work in process...and developed his magic powers of defense. At peak form..from '75 to '78 he would have treated Earnie with contemptuous ease. Young is my favorite fighter as well from the golden 70's..I love watching Foreman-Young in particular.
Jiommy was robbed in their second fight. Like yourself,I reckon that Jimmy would have scored a shutout in a third fight,circa 1975-77.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:04 AM   #47
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Anybody have any information on Jimmy's amateur days, 1967/1968/1969.
Or appearances in the Pennsylvania Golden Gloves.
He would have competed in the 175 lb. weight class in 67' and 68', and
Heavyweight Division in March 1969.

Both Jimmy and Obie English were both Philadelphia heavyweight prospects in
the early 1970's, behind Roy 'Tiger' Williams.

More info, Jimmy did spar with Chuck 'The Bayonne Bleeder' in 1973.
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