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Old 11-16-2012, 02:23 AM   #1
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Because of death threats made towards bot the Cooney and Holmes camps leading up to their fight snipers were put on the roofs of adjacent hotels and casino's in case of violence. What other fights had special precautions taken for them?
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:24 AM   #2
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Lewis/Tyson, there were lots of bodyguards in the ring when they entered.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:48 AM   #3
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I guess we can rule out Holyfield-Bowe-Fanman.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:57 AM   #4
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Because of death threats made towards bot the Cooney and Holmes camps leading up to their fight snipers were put on the roofs of adjacent hotels and casino's in case of violence. What other fights had special precautions taken for them?
what a shame that some racist idiots could cause shit like that to happen. Even Louis- Schneling II didn't require any unusual security measures like that.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:00 AM   #5
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I guess we can rule out Holyfield-Bowe-Fanman.
Surely one of the weirdest single events in the history of the sport
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:14 AM   #6
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theres a great documentary on the battling siki v mike mctigue in dublin.....i must find it for ya's......fits this thread.





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"The match attracted considerable attention. Over 100 journalists arrived in Ireland to cover it, and it was scheduled to take place in Dublin’s La Scala Theatre on 17 March 1923. But just as the Free State authorities sought to take political advantage of the high profile of the contest, the IRA was intent on disrupting it to illustrate to the world that it was still at war: both sides in the conflict had contrasting stakes in it. Added impetus was given by the execution of three republican prisoners in the week before the fight. The IRA decreed that no sporting events should take place as a mark of respect, and both fighters were escorted to the venue by Free State troops. There was even a bomb scare, but the fight went ahead: the last twenty-round world title fight ever staged."



the documentary was shown here on irish language channel TG4 and is one of the best documentaries i have seen on boxing.....if only i could find it again online to post a link
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:55 AM   #7
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theres a great documentary on the battling siki v mike mctigue in dublin.....i must find it for ya's......

doug.ie your mission this wknd is to find that link
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:57 AM   #8
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special precautions What about lupe pintors gum shield vs wilfredo gomez,did he use that every fight?
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:37 PM   #9
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"The match attracted considerable attention. Over 100 journalists arrived in Ireland to cover it, and it was scheduled to take place in Dublinís La Scala Theatre on 17 March 1923. But just as the Free State authorities sought to take political advantage of the high profile of the contest, the IRA was intent on disrupting it to illustrate to the world that it was still at war: both sides in the conflict had contrasting stakes in it. Added impetus was given by the execution of three republican prisoners in the week before the fight. The IRA decreed that no sporting events should take place as a mark of respect, and both fighters were escorted to the venue by Free State troops. There was even a bomb scare, but the fight went ahead: the last twenty-round world title fight ever staged."



the documentary was shown here on irish language channel TG4 and is one of the best documentaries i have seen on boxing.....if only i could find it again online to post a link
took the wind outa my sails, brah...
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:37 PM   #10
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Panama Lewis was known for taking special precautions before fights.
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Panama Lewis was known for taking special precautions before fights.
Sad but true, and he was still training fighters well after some of those precautions came to light.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:35 AM   #12
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Sad but true, and he was still training fighters well after some of those precautions came to light.
He's still training fighters...that POS!
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:41 AM   #13
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Toney-Barkley

James Toney took special precautions for Barkley : he actually trained.
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