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Old 04-06-2011, 09:45 AM   #1
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80s and 90s who would be on his bum of the month club fights? im talking 12 fighters ,one for each month. lets hear em.
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people who use the term bum of the month club are mongs who haven't actually looked at the rankings or actual fighters of that period.
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what year?
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:51 AM   #4
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pick any years or the whole decades, rankings ,shmankings(are you trying to tell me davey moore was a true champion only 8 fights before his title shot u gotta b kidding me hell lamotta fought that many times in a months period lol just kidding but fighting srr 2-3 weeks apart is crazy)
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people who use the term bum of the month club are mongs who haven't actually looked at the rankings or actual fighters of that period.
Joe Louis did have a "bum of the month" period, when he fought 7 fighters in 7 months. It ran. from Dec. '40 to June '41.
Some were certainly NOT bums, certainly the last man on the schedule - Billy Conn - was no bum, and no one called him one. But he did end up on the schedule.

One or two of the others were of dubious quality though, as were some of Louis's other title defences.
Gus Dorazio and Tony Musto were certainly not world beaters, by any stretch.
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80s and 90s who would be on his bum of the month club fights? im talking 12 fighters ,one for each month. lets hear em.
A 1985 bum of the month schedule :

Larry Alexander
James Tillis
Marvis Frazier
James Broad
Eddie Gregg
Bonecrusher Smith
Mitch Green
Steffen Tangstad
Jose Ribalta
Greg Page
Michael Spinks
Gerry Cooney


A 1995 bum of the month schedule :

Axel Schulz
George Foreman
Bruce Seldon
Herbie Hide
Francois Botha
Oliver McCall
Lionel Butler
Jorge Luis Gonzalez
Buster Mathis Jr.
Alfred Cole
Tommy Morrison
Mike Tyson
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Gus Dorazio and Tony Musto were certainly not world beaters, by any stretch.
Actually,

Gus Dorazio was one of the greatest spoilers of the era. Not an easy fight for anyone. He was top 10 rated when Louis beat him.

"Dorazio was the greatest spoiler in the heavyweight division during the late '30's and early '40's. with upsets of Pastor, Wild Bill Boyd, Harry Bobo (TWICE), Al Hart (twice), Lem Franklin, Joe Baksi, Buddy Walker.
Dorazio was a rugged, tough as nails heavy and a great body puncher, whose loss to Sheppard caused a scandal in Pittsburgh when most local scribes including Harry Keck had Dorazio winning 8 of the 10 rounds (check the fight reports in one of the later IBRO Journal issues). His loss to Baksi in Washington was so bad that it brought about an investigation of the D.C. boxing commission. His losses to Buddy Walker (who he dropped for a "long count" in his hometown") and Lou Brooks were highly disputed, and he avenged both losses in return matches.
He beat Bobo two out of three and it is interesting that the Bobo win was disputed. He easily beat Baksi in returns.
It is common knowledge in Philly that Dorazio's loss to Willie Reddish was very questionable when Referee McGuigan stopped the fight in the eighth for stalling and awarded Reddish a TKO. Dorazio had never been hurt and the gamblers were outraged and claimed the fix was in.
Dorazio was one of the few heavyweights to fight Louis who wasn't afraid and actually thought he was going to beat Joe and waded right in but got nailed by a perfect right hand.
Did you ever read the reports of the Dorazio vs. Billy Conn match ? The fight was pretty even up to ref Houck stopping for it on a cut. The reports stated that Dorazio made Conn "look awful."- Chuck Hasson
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Guz Dorazio would have won a SD over Ali.
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Actually,

Gus Dorazio was one of the greatest spoilers of the era. Not an easy fight for anyone. He was top 10 rated when Louis beat him.

"Dorazio was the greatest spoiler in the heavyweight division during the late '30's and early '40's. with upsets of Pastor, Wild Bill Boyd, Harry Bobo (TWICE), Al Hart (twice), Lem Franklin, Joe Baksi, Buddy Walker.
Dorazio was a rugged, tough as nails heavy and a great body puncher, whose loss to Sheppard caused a scandal in Pittsburgh when most local scribes including Harry Keck had Dorazio winning 8 of the 10 rounds (check the fight reports in one of the later IBRO Journal issues). His loss to Baksi in Washington was so bad that it brought about an investigation of the D.C. boxing commission. His losses to Buddy Walker (who he dropped for a "long count" in his hometown") and Lou Brooks were highly disputed, and he avenged both losses in return matches.
He beat Bobo two out of three and it is interesting that the Bobo win was disputed. He easily beat Baksi in returns.
It is common knowledge in Philly that Dorazio's loss to Willie Reddish was very questionable when Referee McGuigan stopped the fight in the eighth for stalling and awarded Reddish a TKO. Dorazio had never been hurt and the gamblers were outraged and claimed the fix was in.
Dorazio was one of the few heavyweights to fight Louis who wasn't afraid and actually thought he was going to beat Joe and waded right in but got nailed by a perfect right hand.
Did you ever read the reports of the Dorazio vs. Billy Conn match ? The fight was pretty even up to ref Houck stopping for it on a cut. The reports stated that Dorazio made Conn "look awful."- Chuck Hasson
I take back what I said.
Dorazio has a good record.

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Guz Dorazio would have won a SD over Ali.
You have to beat Ali quite clearly to get an SD, as Leon Spinks can attest.
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You have to beat Ali quite clearly to get an SD, as Leon Spinks can attest.
Well Guz was "that' good.
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Guz Dorazio would have won a SD over Ali.
But would have been flattened by Cleveland Williams... probably to scared to enter the ring.
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But would have been flattened by Cleveland Williams... probably to scared to enter the ring.
Nah, Guz was the man. A real fighters fighter.
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Well Guz was "that' good.
That's one way of looking at it.
I prefer to say Ali was shit.
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That's one way of looking at it.
I prefer to say Ali was shit.
True. He did lose to 14-20 Izzy Singer. Oh wait. That was Gus/z.
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