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Old 04-22-2009, 11:45 PM   #16
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Completely agree with you WhataRock. PS- The Bodysnatcher was a cunt when I met him!
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:51 PM   #17
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...Rodriguez I still wouldnt consider a "puncher" for a middleweight, as he was more a man with a high level of technical ability and a career welter..but he is one of the all time greats...
Not looking for sh_t fight here Rock, but for a man you wouldn't consider a puncher Rodriguez made a habit of putting guys away early.

16 of his opponents didn't last 3 rounds, and 34 of them didn't last 5 rounds!

A career stoppage % of 40.5 isn't shabby either - 121 fights for 49 KO's (admittedly a mixture of KO's & TKO's).
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:58 PM   #18
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Completely agree with you WhataRock. PS- The Bodysnatcher was a cunt when I met him!

Yeah I have heard you say that before Ippy..I have heard other people say he was a gentlemen for the most part but your account speaks louder to me.

What exactly happen again?
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:41 AM   #19
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Met him in the Top Rank gym in Vegas. Met a whole heap of guys that day. I was getting a mitt signed by everyone. I approached Eddie Mustapha Muhammad who signed it and we chatted. McCallum was there too. I asked him to sign it. Personally, he should've been happy that someone from Australia recognised him.

He asked me for $100 to sign it. I told him I was backpacking and couldn't afford it. He basically said, well then, you don't get my autograph...

I thought he was taking the piss. He wasn't. EMM looked to be embarrassed by the whole situation, as did Jeff Mayweather.
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:18 AM   #20
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What year was that ippy?
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:24 AM   #21
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2005 mate.
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:13 AM   #22
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mundines glass jaw is a myth. he got caught by good fighters. most of em end up that way....
Mundine sr was a very skilled fighter that went to water if his opponent didn't fold The Bennie Brisco fight was a great example of this Mundine smashed this great fighter ,when brisco didn't go Mundine folded. Simple facts.
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:21 AM   #23
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Mundine sr was a very skilled fighter that went to water if his opponent didn't fold The Bennie Brisco fight was a great example of this Mundine smashed this great fighter ,when brisco didn't go Mundine folded. Simple facts.
Bloody harsh! - One man's opinion of 1 fight amongst a career total of 96 fights!!

Remember the bloke did a serious number of rounds with some of the greats inc. Griffith, Monzon, Bunny Johnson, Cometti, Bunny Stirling etc. Okay Monzon KO'ed him, but he wasn't timid of Monzon (probably the best middle weight to pull on a glove - only Hagler comes close) and he wasn't running away from him! He beat all the others named, plus about 75 others.

Mundine was one of our all-time greats - indesputable fact IMO - okay not top 10 perhaps but certainly top 30.
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:56 AM   #24
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I think it's fair to say he got caught by a couple of boxers not anywhere near his class as well.
history is littered with good boxers that got ko'd by lesser boxers. thats boxing. that why we love it. shit happens regular.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:23 AM   #25
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While that's true, it happened to Tony a few times though.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:15 AM   #26
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I hate to add 'arguement' to a debate, BUT Mundine snr, told myself, plus two others who were with him at the time, 1994 that...

"I was only knocked out legitimately once, the rest I just turned it up on". Basically gave in on the night.

That Legetimate KO coming via the fists of Rodriguez.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:18 PM   #27
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Well there you go...
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:26 AM   #28
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I hate to add 'arguement' to a debate, BUT Mundine snr, told myself, plus two others who were with him at the time, 1994 that...

"I was only knocked out legitimately once, the rest I just turned it up on". Basically gave in on the night.

That Legetimate KO coming via the fists of Rodriguez.


Meaning he gave up?
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Meaning he gave up?
Too a degree, he was clearly unwilling to continue for further 'punishment', or sunk into himself whilst rattled.

Either way, its a very true story, which I'd actually forgotten until speaking with a mate who was with us.

My mates opinion. " Some people just have it in them to fold at the wrong time".
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:18 AM   #30
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So my informants were on the money?
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