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Old 05-08-2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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before my time ... but he was the mr big in uk boxing before ******
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:17 PM   #2
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Read his biography it is a great read and insight into the boxing business and his era.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:21 PM   #3
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Think a slightly downmarket English Don King
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:59 PM   #4
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He certainly knew where to find dead bodies and give them a heartbeat for at least 180 seconds.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:17 PM   #5
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Mickey Duff dominated British boxing for over 20 years an was heavily associated with Ali when he did his European Tour in the 70s, excellent match maker and was involved in the early days with Mike Tyson hence why Bruno went to the catskills. Met him a number of times, knowledge of boxers was first class and had a knack of matching fighters at the right time ( eg Honeyghan against Curry ) . I belive he is in a nursing home now, great shame as he was always very quotable even if u disliked him so always interesting, the much quoted ' u want loyality buy a dog' is one of many. The book is a great read
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Mickey Duff dominated British boxing for over 20 years an was heavily associated with Ali when he did his European Tour in the 70s, excellent match maker and was involved in the early days with Mike Tyson hence why Bruno went to the catskills. Met him a number of times, knowledge of boxers was first class and had a knack of matching fighters at the right time ( eg Honeyghan against Curry ) . I belive he is in a nursing home now, great shame as he was always very quotable even if u disliked him so always interesting, the much quoted ' u want loyality buy a dog' is one of many. The book is a great read
Napoles - Stracey comes to mind....I love Duffs reaction in the ring after John stopped him
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[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiMhC5-3tA0"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiMhC5-3tA0[/ame]

in a moral crusade debate he did a fantastic job of outmaneuvering the early 90's public
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in a moral crusade debate he did a fantastic job of outmaneuvering the early 90's public

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he was hungarian or something wasnt he?
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A very scary man, who with Jarvis Astaire, Harry Levene and Mike Barrett ran the sport for years. Ironically a young ****** broke the cartel and saved the British sport from ruin.
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Yeah, his family got out in time, and arrived in London about a year or so before the holocaust.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:42 PM   #13
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Flying back from Germany with Micky, conversation got round to a certain Fighter. I said I know the Kid, nice Guy Born again Christain, Mickys reply yes ive heard of them, what ive never heard of, is a Born again Jew.
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Mickey Duff was a good man. He really knew the game. Didn't bullshit as much as some promoters. He bullshitted a bit.
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