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Old 10-27-2010, 05:42 AM   #1
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Default Yep, Yep, Yep.... Those were the days...

Will throw in some little snippits from old fight mags, just to give an idea of how things have changed over the years....

This is a beauty to start..

AUSTRALIAN RING DIGEST JULY 1954.
Charlie Johnson, Veteran American fight manager, believes in doing things in pairs. Not satisfied with one World champion, Charlie has to have two, and both active at the same time. He handles both Archie Moore and Sandy Saddler. This must constitute some sort of a record for a manager to have two World champions in the same period.

Although Henry Armstrong's manager had three World champions at the one time, the were all rolled into one "Hammerin' Hank".....
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:55 AM   #2
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These were the days when World titles actually meant something and could not be obtained by vacant title missmatched bouts or with ratings that have been influenced or corrupted. These were the days when Warrior fought Warrior and not only for the title but most of all for bragging rights, in those days your name often meant alot more to you than money as that was the price of ones worth.

These days its not uncommon to have a gym/trainer with multiple so called world champions and this is due to the amount of belts on offer that allow one to call himself WORLD CHAMPION!, the IBO and WBF are fine examples, and the stakes appear to be much higher these days than in the older days because fans are not the wiser as they were back then, they buy this sht up like its the next best thing and all we get in return is guys like Danny Green selling us so called World Title fights that are not worth a pinch of sht, have no mandatory title defences and the organisation is a sham.

I wish we had the old days of boxing return, blokes like Mick Canavan etc, they did the sport some justice and evolved it in a positive way.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:05 AM   #3
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....then there's guys like Johnny Wheeler.... 75 pro bouts and walked with his head high after winning the Vic Feather title.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:36 AM   #4
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The record of an Aussie legend.. in part.

SID GODFREY... 1917 vs..

JAN 29. Wave Gieke W 20
FEB 10. Jimmy Hill L 20
FEB 17. Bert Spargo KO by 14
MAR 9. Wave Gieke L 20
MAR 16. Frank Thorn KO 13
MAR 30. Frank Thorn KO 11
APR 13. Wave Gieke KO 15
MAY 30. Tommy Ryan L 20
JUN 6. Wave Gieke KO 16
JUL 7. Vince Blackburn L 20
AUG 21. George Taylor W 20
SEP 9. Jack Janeese KO 16
OCT 8. Vince Blackburn W 20
NOV 30. Sandy McVea KO 11
DEC 20. Vince Blackburn D 20
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:11 AM   #5
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****ing insane.....20 rounds.....talk about last man standing.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:11 AM   #6
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I remember the 15 round fights being epics....
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:38 AM   #7
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Good stuff.

The sport has definitely regressed in a lot of ways.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:25 AM   #8
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You remember these days Bobby?
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:31 PM   #9
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You remember these days Bobby?
I dont remember these days, and I have forgotten about those days...
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:14 AM   #10
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Default 20 rounds. 15 s 'nuff

I think the iconic statement from SRR after his two FOTY in '57 & '58 against the "Upstate onion farmer" explained his opinion about those days.

Carmen; "I could have gone another 15 rounds"

Sugar Ray; "Well he wouldn't have been doing them with me"

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Old 10-28-2010, 01:17 AM   #11
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The record of an Aussie legend.. in part.

SID GODFREY... 1917 vs..

JAN 29. Wave Gieke W 20
FEB 10. Jimmy Hill L 20
FEB 17. Bert Spargo KO by 14
MAR 9. Wave Gieke L 20
MAR 16. Frank Thorn KO 13
MAR 30. Frank Thorn KO 11
APR 13. Wave Gieke KO 15
MAY 30. Tommy Ryan L 20
JUN 6. Wave Gieke KO 16
JUL 7. Vince Blackburn L 20
AUG 21. George Taylor W 20
SEP 9. Jack Janeese KO 16
OCT 8. Vince Blackburn W 20
NOV 30. Sandy McVea KO 11
DEC 20. Vince Blackburn D 20

256 rounds in 313 days!

(many guys never fight that many in their entire career)
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:41 AM   #12
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256 rounds in 313 days!

(many guys never fight that many in their entire career)

Not a bad journey, 300 scheduled rounds.. Lucky he stopped few early!!!
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:35 AM   #13
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This is a pisser...

Australian Ring Digest. DEC. 1950.

"Are You An Expert???"... The heading for a page of 20 trivia questions...

Question 1. 'Name the Lightheavyweight Champion of the World?'

FFS.... You'd need to be a freak to name all 15 of them today!!!
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:59 PM   #14
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Here's a list of heavyweights from the 1970's with their respective records at the time of a very strange happening:

1/ Charley Polite 15-31-3.
2/ Boone Kirkman 32-5-0.
3/ Alonzo Johnson 22-19-0 (and retired for 3 years).
4/ Terry Daniels 34-18-1.
5/ Jerry Judge 15-4-1.


What was this very strange happening?

(no cheating with BoxRec etc)
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:40 AM   #15
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Here's a list of heavyweights from the 1970's with their respective records at the time of a very strange happening:

1/ Charley Polite 15-31-3.
2/ Boone Kirkman 32-5-0.
3/ Alonzo Johnson 22-19-0 (and retired for 3 years).
4/ Terry Daniels 34-18-1.
5/ Jerry Judge 15-4-1.


What was this very strange happening?

(no cheating with BoxRec etc)
Did they all fight George Foreman on the same night???
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