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Old 08-09-2007, 05:20 AM   #1
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Default Did Anyone Read 'A Tomateo Can's Life'??

... On the main page???......

I Thought it was a heaps good article thing.... nobody really gives those guys the respect they deserve... and it was a good to see them getting some sort of credit.....



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Old 08-09-2007, 05:25 AM   #2
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I Thought it was a heaps good article thing.... nobody really gives those guys the respect they deserve... and it was a good to see them getting some sort of credit.....



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yeah it was a good article - without these guys alot of the worlds best wouldn't have got the experience they needed

to walk out knowing that you have been selected as a skin coated punching bag must take some guts
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:27 AM   #3
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thats a really good read, thanks for that .... its true anyone that gets in the ring deserves respect, but especially these blokes that arent disillusioned and know they will never be anything more in the ring then just a punching bag but are happy to face fights in that mental state...
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:18 AM   #4
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That's what annoys me the most about forums. People bag fighters with losing records etc, when often they are the most interesting stories/characters in the sport.
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:25 AM   #5
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That's what annoys me the most about forums. People bag fighters with losing records etc, when often they are the most interesting stories/characters in the sport.


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It would be great to see a movie made about a journeyman fighter. To see the sport from a different perspective. I think it would be a box office smash to. People are tired of seeing the same old re hashed win above all odds movies. Something with real grit and emotion would be critically acclaimed provided they could pull it off right.
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:28 AM   #6
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Some guys call fighters like Norton and Braddock journeymen...it's getting a little ****ing ridiculous now.

I agree with the original post. Great article.
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:35 AM   #7
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MSTR - check out Bruce the Mouse Strauss. I'm guessing he'd have something on wikipedia. They've made a movie about - never seen it, although it'd be fantastic.
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:36 AM   #8
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Boxing is the hardest sport in the world...anybody that jumps into the ring has guts and you gotta respect that.
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:56 AM   #9
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MSTR - check out Bruce the Mouse Strauss. I'm guessing he'd have something on wikipedia. They've made a movie about - never seen it, although it'd be fantastic.


Cheers mate will do. Will probably be hard to find thats all but I will look around on the net anyway.
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:08 AM   #10
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MSTR - check out Bruce the Mouse Strauss. I'm guessing he'd have something on wikipedia. They've made a movie about - never seen it, although it'd be fantastic.
Mouse Strauss... i remember seeing him on a funniest sports accidents or something like that tv show
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:15 AM   #11
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Bruce Strauss (born February 6, 1952 in Younkers, NY) is a former boxer who is more known for his losses than for his wins. Sometimes he would use the alias of Ruben Bardot to obtain fights. His nickname was The Mouse.

Strauss was a boxing journeyman, title given to fighters who typically fight anyone and anywhere, often on short notice. Nevertheless, he became famous around boxing circles because of the amount of fights he lost by knockout. Officially, he lost an amount of twenty eight fights by knockout, but it has been estimated that, combined with his fights using the Ruben Bardot alias, he might have actually lost more than 150 fights by knockout. He himself has made mockery of his knockout loss number, stating that he is probably the only boxer in history that has lost by knockout in every continent. Strauss apparently does not mind mockery at his expense: In a 1990 Kayo boxing cards set, he posed while sitting on the canvas, with black make-up covering his eye, as he held on to a ring rope. This was cleary a pose and not a photo from a fight, as he looked straight into the camera when the photo to be used for the trading card was taken.

On June 1 of 1976, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Strauss debuted as a professional boxer, outpointing Gary Maiza after four rounds. His first official knockout defeat came at the hands of Mauricio Aldana, on January 10 of 1979 at Las Vegas. He also lost fights by knockout in Africa (Cameroon, South Africa), Europe (France, Germany, Italy), South America (Peru) and Oceania (Fiji). It is unclear whether he actually lost a fight by knockout in Australia or Asia under the Ruben Bardot alias.

To his credit, Strauss fought a number of top challengers and world champions in the Middleweight division, including Charlie Weir, Bobby Czyz, Eckhard Dagge, Al Ford, Billy Collins, Mike McCallum, Marlon Starling, Nino Gonzalez, Juan Jose Gimenez, David Braxton, Al Ford and Davey Hilton, among others. He also fought former world Lightweight champion Harry Arroyo, and a boxer who was also named Howard Stern.

His last official fight was a six round decision win over Terry Jesmer on November 24 of 1989 in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Strauss officially had a record of 76 wins, 53 losses and 5 draws (ties), with 54 knockout wins and 28 knockout losses. His 54 knockout wins did place him in boxing's exclusive group of fighters with 50 or more wins by knockout.

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Old 08-09-2007, 07:55 AM   #12
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Do ya reckon these guys like Mouse start out thinkin they will be champions.... or do they just go in thinkin they need money???
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:28 PM   #13
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Moved to the General boxing forum.
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:36 PM   #14
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I've been saying the same thing for a number of years. Those guys deserve tons of respect. Imagine going into a fight knowing the other guy is better than you, multiple times...man that takes guts.
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