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Old 03-10-2010, 12:17 PM   #1
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Default Have you ever realised you have horrific gaps/errors in your knowledge of boxing???

Have you ever realised to have horrific gaps in your knowledge in the sport, blanks in your memory?

Forget that a fight ever occured?

Thought a fighter beat a fighter he really lost too?

Thought a boxer faced someone in a fight that never really happened?

Tell me about the most embarrassing gaps in your knowledge of the sport...




These are mine:

Two days ago I spotted a thread titled
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I saw this thread was Clottey referring to Miguel Cotto. I assumed he was talking about a sparrring session they had together. But everyone in the thread was talking about how it was a closefight/robbery. It turns out they actually had a fight last year!? And it was a ****ing close one too.

I was then logged onto boxrec and was dumbfounded to discover they had actually fought last year and it was highly competetive.

I have made the below posts without realising this fight ever occured...

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Clottey is simply a born loser.

He will always find a way to lose against top fighters.

Even when he hass the edge he will fade in the second half of the fight.
I even gave Cotto a chance, maybe favoured him over Manny due to this.

I have only ever posted in three threads which mention Clottey's name
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One error in my knowledge that i discovered 5 years ago was Bernard Hopkins and James Toney never fought each other. I was convinced Hopkins had fought Toney around 1997-1999 and Hopkins pitched a near shut-out. This was pointed out to me when I claimed something like "Toney isn't a great boxer, he was schooled against Roy Jones and Bernard Hopkins both times he stepped up a level."








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-Re: Very cool footage of Walcott outpointing the 6'3 Hoff
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It is funny to see a legend throwing punches with his feet flying up in the air as he throws them, moreso when he isn't punished for being off balance.

Thank god Ezzard Charles invented boxing.
I believed Jersy Joe Walcott fought at the very turn of the century and retired between 1910-1919.

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Now there's a guy a primitive like Walcott could never compete with, as shown below:

BORKED


Wait, Charles was the guy in white trunks, right?
Charles actually fought Walcott sever times, as late as 1951 and Walcott got the better of him by some margin.




The last one is I thought Sugar Ray Leonard and Sugar Ray Robinson were the exact same person, who just had two different names.



Now what are yours?
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:19 PM   #2
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I do it all the time, I see fights on my hard drive I have no recollection of... I have a really poor memory for that kind of thing.
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:30 PM   #3
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Shit....I totally forgot what I was about to type :(
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:10 PM   #4
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I logged on this morning to talk about Loose Women. Forgot I was a Boxing fan totally
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:17 PM   #5
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I make ****-ups all the time.

Biggest gaff was when I (for god knows whatever reason) though Hearns-Leonard 1 was in the late 70's, and not the early 80's. Doesn't sound bad but the way I was going off, made me look a right pleb
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:34 PM   #6
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Once when I was pissed outta my nut in my local, I was convinced that ODH vs Vargas was a re-match. I was so sure I bet 50 quid with a gezzer. I was convinced. Fair play I paid up but I've never lived it down. The guy was a right Twat as well!!!
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:30 PM   #7
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which makes you a even bigger one does it?
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:32 PM   #8
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Some of these mistakes are awful. What the **** are some of you doing on what should be a hardcore boxing forum.
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:38 PM   #9
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Every post I make is lacking in boxing knowledge.
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:42 PM   #10
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I did say I was pissed and it was a fair while ago. Still very poor mistake. Can't really remember how it all happened. I'll blame it on a Mr Sambuca I think!!!

Felt like a right ****. Thats the only reason I paid up.
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:50 PM   #11
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I make ****-ups all the time.

Biggest gaff was when I (for god knows whatever reason) though Hearns-Leonard 1 was in the late 70's, and not the early 80's. Doesn't sound bad but the way I was going off, made me look a right pleb
It is a bit ironic for me that you posted in this thread fleaman, as i was going to say everytime i read a thread in which fleaman contributes/starts, i realise i have horrible gaps in my knowledge
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:54 PM   #12
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Once when I was pissed outta my nut in my local, I was convinced that ODH vs Vargas was a re-match. I was so sure I bet 50 quid with a gezzer. I was convinced. Fair play I paid up but I've never lived it down. The guy was a right Twat as well!!!


What do you remember happening in the first of their two fights?
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:00 PM   #13
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Every post I make is lacking in boxing knowledge.
i noticed that. sometimes i think u just do it to show off ur new avaiter
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:05 PM   #14
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What do you remember happening in the first of their two fights?
Not sure. Think Vargas hit DLH with the steel chair and then pinned him for the three count.
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:05 PM   #15
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Gaps -

1) I have no idea about Joe Calzaghe's career up to Jeff Lacy fight - never interested other than my dad telling me I should get Sky (which I could no afford then)

2) I seem to have entirely missed Riddick Bowe's career other than the 'Fanman' fight which must have been on ITV.

3) Entirely mix up american white boxers from the 1920's.
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