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Old 05-25-2012, 05:37 PM   #16
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Dick Saddler, George Foreman's Manager had stated all along that
Big George was entitled to 'one free choice out of the candy dish'.

In other words, an 'easy title defense'.

In June 1973, Dick Saddler put together a 'List of Stiffs' for a 'First Title Defense'
A) Joe Bugner
B) Jose Manuel Urtain
C) Chuck Wepner (Again)
D) Larry Middleton
E) Jose 'King' Roman

As listed in Sports Illustrated (June 18, 1973)

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Jose 'King' Roman at an August 1, 1973 Press Conference in New York City. (Signs to fight George Foreman).

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George may have dipped his hand into the candy dish, but he was serving jaw-breakers just the same.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:16 PM   #17
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King looked like he just got run over by a train.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:20 PM   #18
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It was a massacre..Roman was demolished. It didn't pay to be a punk with George..like trying to mess with a lion at feeding time.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:46 PM   #19
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'Honest Bill' Daly, the Manager for Jose 'King' Roman had a 'fight plan' -

Jose was to utilize his quick footwork, to avoid George Foreman's bull-rushes and
roundhouse swings -

Then when George would tire, {presumably by Round 8} Jose was to use his
fast-hands to score with left-jabs and counter right-hands to the body.

By Round 12, George Foreman would be completely exhausted, and Jose was then to
bring his punches 'upstairs' with flurries, and back-off.

If George Foreman was still standing by Round 14, Jose was then to go for the Knock-out
with right-hands 'down Broadway'.

'What A Fight Plan'
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:18 PM   #20
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'Honest Bill' Daly, the Manager for Jose 'King' Roman had a 'fight plan' -

Jose was to utilize his quick footwork, to avoid George Foreman's bull-rushes and
roundhouse swings -

Then when George would tire, {presumably by Round 8} Jose was to use his
fast-hands to score with left-jabs and counter right-hands to the body.

By Round 12, George Foreman would be completely exhausted, and Jose was then to
bring his punches 'upstairs' with flurries, and back-off.

If George Foreman was still standing by Round 14, Jose was then to go for the Knock-out
with right-hands 'down Broadway'.

'What A Fight Plan'
Yeah, and I had a plan to win the Lotto last weekend.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:55 PM   #21
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Typical of a lot of Big Georges opponents at the time but then again a lot of built up careers at the time. Roman was actually better than most of Georges opponents in his padded record but Holmes and others also had the soft build-up, Bobick was another but George and Holmes at least rose to the occasion for the most part when they stepped up despite some careful navigation
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:27 AM   #22
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Pat Putnam of Ring Magazine coined the proper name for Jose 'King' Roman

'JOURNEYMAN UNKNOWN'

'One who has built up his record in purgatory'
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