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Old 10-22-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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Default Charley Burley KOs Melio Bettina in sparring

Yup, that's what former heavyweight Tommy Garland told boxing historian JJ Johnston in an interview. He said he saw it happen himself. Here's Garland:

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Old 10-22-2012, 12:48 PM   #2
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Garland couldn't recall the exact date, but all three were training at Stillman's gym between Nov. 1946 and Feb. 1947.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:51 PM   #3
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Very impressive. Bettina is so underrated today.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:08 PM   #4
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He sparred like an animal, famously. So that's Ray and possibly Bettina and maybe even Walcott.
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He sparred like an animal, famously. So that's Ray and possibly Bettina and maybe even Walcott.
Yup. Of the big boys only Curtis "Hatchetman" Sheppard seems to have ever had the better of Burley in sparring.
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He sparred like an animal, famously. So that's Ray and possibly Bettina and maybe even Walcott.


How rumors/ghost stories get spread. Gotta love it.

If Burley ever fought the Walcott who put Louis, Marciano, Charles on there rear ends, Burley would still be lying flat on his back counting the stars in the sky to this day.


Walcott KO 2 Burley
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:00 PM   #7
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Well the source for that one is Otty via Burley's daughter. So certainly not a "ghost" story, though I feel it's the weakest of these three.

It's a matter of record that Burley caught on with Walcott, sparring him, and was dismissed without explanation though.

I'd tend to pick the HW to beat the light-middle either way.
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Was that the one where the daughters memory was a bit hazy on the name?
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Burley KOd everybody in sparring.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:24 PM   #10
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How rumors/ghost stories get spread. Gotta love it.

If Burley ever fought the Walcott who put Louis, Marciano, Charles on there rear ends, Burley would still be lying flat on his back counting the stars in the sky to this day.


Walcott KO 2 Burley
Wonders of wonders, I agree with you...
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:26 PM   #11
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Burley KOd everybody in sparring.
Meaningless,happens quite often since Gunboat Smith knocked Jack Johnon clear out of the ring while Gunboat was a sparring partner...
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Sparring doesn't count.
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Sparring doesn't count.
Doesn't count for what? Interesting reading?

I would have to disagree
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:35 AM   #14
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Doesn't count for what?
Credit. It doesn't count as credit for a fighter.
Not that Burley needs more credit, his record is more than sufficient.
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