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Old 03-10-2010, 05:10 PM   #16
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I lost a little interest in boxing for a few years around 1990 so my knowledge isn't the best of that era. You can look back through fights on DVD but it doesn't compare from taking an active interest at the time IMHO.
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:18 PM   #17
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The last one is I thought Sugar Ray Leonard and Sugar Ray Robinson were the exact same person, who just had two different names.

You weren't wrong about that. Ray used the pseudonym "Robinson" during the 40s and 50s in tribute to his contemporary, the pan-athletic Jackie Robinson who broke color barriers.

After a few decades he tired of this and wanted full credit for all he'd accomplished (he did after all go 209-22-7 in a fifty-seven year career with all said and done) so he reverted to his birth surname of Leonard.
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:22 PM   #18
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You weren't wrong about that. Ray used the pseudonym "Robinson" during the 40s and 50s in tribute to his contemporary, the pan-athletic Jackie Robinson who broke color barriers.

After a few decades he tired of this and wanted full credit for all he'd accomplished (he did after all go 209-22-7 in a fifty-seven year career with all said and done) so he reverted to his birth surname of Leonard.


I read that 3 ****ing times to try and get some sense out of it!!!
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:28 PM   #19
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I read that 3 ****ing times to try and get some sense out of it!!!


I think I got the right sense of it, 'Ray' changed his surname back to Leonard, very good IB , that'll have them heading to wikipedia
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:39 AM   #20
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I lost a little interest in boxing for a few years around 1990 so my knowledge isn't the best of that era. You can look back through fights on DVD but it doesn't compare from taking an active interest at the time IMHO.
Spot on. I had the same thing in the early 2000's when I had no access to sky.

Agree with Achilles though some of the errors on this thread are pretty unforgivable! Hopkins v Toney? If only!
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:24 AM   #21
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i know next to nothing and am an armchair fan to my utter shame :(
i ve never even been in a gym and yet i still wonder y fighter x beats fighter z

i still dont understand how someone who is right handed can have a better left hook than straight right say someone like hatton makes no sense to me :(
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:02 AM   #22
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Im brutal for forgetting things myself but some of the ones on here are really bad. fair play to the lads for admitting them
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:24 AM   #23
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To this day I still believe that Boxrec, Wikipedia, BritishBoxing and every poster on this forum is wrong and that Cleverley hasn't fought let alone beaten Quigley
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:43 AM   #24
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I have a lot of memory failure on most of the heavyweight action since Lewis retired. For the most part, I just didn't pay much attention to the division and lost a lot of interest. I could name the champions, just forgotten about most of the fights and match-ups from around 2004 on. Think it's a largely forgettable era anyway.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:50 AM   #25
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I didn't realise until fairly recently that Sonny Liston went on a really good run post Ali II until the brutal KO loss (I just looked it up - it was to Leotis Martin)

That's the worst one that springs to mind. I think I know pretty much everything else
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