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Old 10-02-2012, 09:34 AM   #1
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Sweetboxing an american boxing show rates young griffo as australias greatest boxer
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:00 PM   #2
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not as good as darcy...

but griffo was a legend. he could stand on a handkerchief with two feet, half drunk and win money by letting people attempt to hit him, without shifting his feet..

he rarely paid for his drinks.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:40 PM   #3
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my great grandfather used to tell me stories bout young griffo , bout how he used ko blokes much taller and heavier than himself, and challange all comers to knock him of that hankerchief...
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my great grandfather used to tell me stories bout young griffo , bout how he used ko blokes much taller and heavier than himself, and challange all comers to knock him of that hankerchief...
I've read stories about the hankerchief challenge he used to offer suckers in pubs. He made a lot of drinking money out of that one apparently.
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the famous wyatt earp ref'd his world title fight ,
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the famous wyatt earp ref'd his world title fight ,
very interesting..
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who? earp or griffo...?
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Griffo. He was charged after an incident then a payment to the boys family saw the charges disappear
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the famous wyatt earp ref'd his world title fight ,

Wyatt Earp refereed the Bob Fitzsimmons/Tom Sharkey bout.

If you meant Griffo´s LW world title bout against Jack McAuliffe, the referee was Maxie Moore, who was a personal friend of McAullife. Moore gifted McAuliffe a decision so his friend could retire with an unblemished record.

Griffo was possibly the most natually gifted boxer ever. He was held by the boxing community and his peers as one of the greatest technicions of the era, along side Gentleman Jim Corbett and Joe Gans.

I certainly wont argue if someone ranks Griffo as our greatest ever, while he never "officially" won a championship belt, if you can understand who he beat and how convincingly he beat them, its easy to understand why he was one of the most highly regarded boxers of his time.
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The most famous during this period was that of Young Griffo, an Australian featherweight champion boxer, who was accused in 1895 for "Oscar Wildeism" with a boy; he pleaded "not guilty" to the accusation, but no further information exists regarding the outcome of the trial
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Wow. I wonder if that's in any of his biographies
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Wow. I wonder if that's in any of his biographies
Oscar wildeism
what a legacy for oscar wilde to leave.
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Agreed, the man was a phenom and in terms of acomplishment's over his peers I too can see how he could be regarded as our greatest ever.

Still, no matter the accolades he gets today, he still had a sad and tragic life who never seemed to find a way to conquer his toughest opponent- himself.

He definitely was not quite there in the head it seems, from memory he had a few stints in a mental institution during his time. From what ive read impressions of Griffo are quite polorized, he was obviously admired for his ring career and had a fair share of people looking out for him in his latter years. But ive also read a newspaper article that was circulated just after he died, which pretty much said that the streets were finally cleaned of this scum and good riddance (thats not a quote mind you).

This is an interview with childhood friend and former opponent Chiddy Ryan. Gives a nice little insight of the early days with Foley and how Griffo started down the path he did...

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