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Old 01-20-2011, 05:10 PM   #1
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So, what is your favourite era? Why was it so good?
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The 1920s.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:28 PM   #3
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Early 80's. Great era to begin with and I was an impressionable young kid. That's when these guys were heroes to me.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:33 PM   #5
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Frank Sinatra on when boxing was good!

'As soon as they allowed the broads to walk around the ring in between rounds'

'Then I'd tell the promoter, to send the chick up to my suite after the fight'
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love fighters and fights circa 1945-1955
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The 70's. I love other eras as well, but the 70's had it all...............and title fights were all 15 rounders.
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I gotta say the 80's for me, my childhood. Great fights, great fighters. Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran, Holmes, Spinks, Tyson, Sanchez, Gomez, The Olympics, Curry, Pryor, Arguello, HBO, Showtime, ABC, and so much more.
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The 70's. I love other eras as well, but the 70's had it all...............and title fights were all 15 rounders.
yes i'll have that.
i also like the late 40,s with charles, robinson, ike williams, burley, beau jack etc etc.
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70's, 80's and 90's
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So, what is your favourite era? Why was it so good?
For the era before my time,I'd say the 1940's. Sugar Ray,Gavilan etc. During my lifetime,it was the 70's golden age of heavyweights,and the 80's for welter/middleweights.
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70's, 80's and 90's
Seconded, it's difficult to pick one!
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yes i'll have that.
i also like the late 40,s with charles, robinson, ike williams, burley, beau jack etc etc.
All the greats of the 70's appeared regularly on Wide World of Sports or CBS on Saturday & Sunday afternoons for FREE...sometimes for a major event on primetime free tv...THOSE were the days my friend!! As Mr. Bill says...."WORD!"
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80's and part of the 90's for me.
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All the greats of the 70's appeared regularly on Wide World of Sports or CBS on Saturday & Sunday afternoons for FREE...sometimes for a major event on primetime free tv...THOSE were the days my friend!! As Mr. Bill says...."WORD!"
when you think that a fighter as good and as charismatic as jerry quarry was only a contender then you realise what an era that was.
bangers like lyle and shavers, fly men like young and the really really hard ones like ali, frazier and big george.
up yours the noughties, you've got nothing
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