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Old 09-09-2012, 05:23 PM   #16
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Ray Leonard meets up with Dave "Boy" Green whenever he's in the UK.More recently I think Froch and Pascal are pretty tight.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:28 PM   #17
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Johansson and Patterson became very good friends.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:45 PM   #18
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About half way in, became good buds, mickey helped in his training for gatti's last fight i believe (he lost sadly)
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:20 PM   #19
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Leonard and Hearns are tight today. There is an interview of the two on Leonard's website in which Hearns says he loves Leonard like a brother and he's happy they made each other a lot of money.

Holmes and Cooney seem to get along well today as well.

Hagler was very complimentary of Hearns during his HOF induction this summer. I don't know if they are buddy buddy though.

Not nearly as famous, but I know that the summer Thomas Hearns fought Virgil Hill they went fishing together in North Dakota later that summer.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:25 PM   #20
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Ray Robinson and no one.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:29 PM   #21
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Johansson and Patterson became very good friends.

Patterson seems to have been a nice guy.

He told of going into Liston's dressing room after one of the Clay loses (I don't remember which one).

He told Liston not to let it get him. There were more important things and it wasn't the end of the world...etc.

Liston thanked him and said he appreciated it. He had been the only one with a kind word who had bothered to stop by.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:28 PM   #22
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The great one & pacman
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:35 PM   #23
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Ray Robinson and no one.
Robinson & the onion farmer... oddly enough the onion farmer never shed a tear when Ray died... think he called him an egotistical SOB or something similar

Stubborn old bastard
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:37 PM   #24
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Robinson & the onion farmer... oddly enough the onion farmer never shed a tear when Ray died... think he called him an egotistical SOB or something similar

Stubborn old bastard
As Fullmer used to say: "Basilio & me used to have bitter fights...but we both hated Robinson".
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:04 PM   #25
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Marciano was said to go on have a very close relationship with Jersey Joe, they were friends till there deaths...And Dempsey and Tunny remained friends and worked in different gyms together for years, And those 2 did NOT like each other at all back when they were fighting.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:33 AM   #26
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Duran and Dejesus were pretty good pals years later were they not? I remember seeing that pic of Duran with Dejesus in the hospital :
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James toney Buddy Mcgirt
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:20 AM   #28
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I tend to agree, but there is always hope.
Benn Eubank.

To be friends with someone requires respect on both sides there is none on my side towards Mendoza, I have only contempt for him.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:42 AM   #29
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I've heard several accounts of boxing foes who wound up being very good friends.

Max Schmeling and Joe Louis are a good example. Schmeling got rich after the war with a Coca-Cola distributorship in Germany. For the last 20 years of Joe's life, Schmeling made regular and substantial gifts of money to Joe, who had fallen on hard times. He also came to visit him periodically.

Dempsey and Tunney became good friends according to Jack.

Foreman claims he is best friends with Ali.

Foreman was also very friendly with Frazier.

Ali and Zora Folley were friends both before and after they fought.


Who else can you think of?

By all accounts,Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton became pretty good friends.

Tommy Hearns attended Sugar Ray Leonard's second wedding.
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Ray Mancini and Alexis Arguello seemed to have a good relationship after their battle.
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