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Old 01-13-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
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Default So, tell me about Duane Bobick...

He was 38-0 before being destroyed within a round by Norton, correct?

Seemed to have some serious power.

Anyone know anything about him?
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: So, tell me about Duane Bobick...

I read somewhere that when Norton stopped Bobick - he actually punched Bobick in the throat who couldn't recover from it before Norton unloaded his punches.
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:26 PM   #3
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Default Re: So, tell me about Duane Bobick...

I HAVE BOBICK/NORTON ON VIDEO.....norton definetly did NOT hit bobick in the throat..........it was a looping overhand right.....and bobick never recovered
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Default Re: So, tell me about Duane Bobick...

Bobick had some ability. He developed very quickly and was a very solid amateur; compare his relative development by 1972 with that of Holmes, for instance. As a pro, he wasn't as big a puncher as his record would suggest, but he had some power and a lot of strength/aggression. He was much more technically sound that a lot of people think.

He was also by many accounts exceptionally racist, and never recovered his confidence after the Norton loss. Of all the white (American) hopes that came after Marciano, I'd say he was the least amiable.
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:41 PM   #5
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Default Re: So, tell me about Duane Bobick...

Duane Bobick was an excellent amateur heavyweight fighter. He
beat a number of future pros, including Larry Holmes and (I think)
Leroy Jones. He also beat Teofilo Stevenson in an amateur
bout in 1971. Course, in the 1972 Olympics, Stevenson gave
Bobick a serious whipping. Still, Bobick was talented, but he
was a slow starter and Norton came out and landed a series
of hard overhand rights that badly hurt and dropped Bobick.

To his credit, Bobick beat the count, but was hurt and the
referee stopped the fight.

Bobick was also stopped by Kallie Knoetze, I think in the
3rd round. Knoetze was a BIG puncher. John Tate came
out in the 1st round and landed numerous punches on
Bobick, stopping Duane in the 1st round.

Bobick was a game fighter and a decent puncher but was a
slow starter and didn't have a good defense.

George Chaplin stopped Bobick on a cut and Bobick retired.

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