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Old 11-29-2012, 08:54 AM   #1
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Don't know much about Travelers other than they're a rough lot with a taste for fighting. Surely they've produced a number of boxers.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:59 AM   #2
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A lot of good schoolboys & young amateurs, traditionally most of them drift away from the sport as they grow older, get married & have other commitments.

Very tough people you dont want to mess with.

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:04 AM   #3
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Listen, we're not here to talk about gypsy backgrounds. We're here to talk about Kevin Johnson and tyson Fury. And alls that matters is that Johnson, is in trouble
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:09 AM   #4
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A lot of good schoolboys & young amateurs, traditionally most of them drift away from the sport as they grow older, get married & have other commitments.

Very tough people you dont want to mess with.

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:10 AM   #5
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Listen, we're not here to talk about gypsy backgrounds. We're here to talk about Kevin Johnson and tyson Fury. And alls that matters is that Johnson, is in trouble
Johnson is a huge shit bag, but I want to hear about mean gypsy boxers.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:15 AM   #6
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Frankham was one of the most balanced fighters that Ive ever seen, he judged distance perfectly
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Don't know much about Travelers other than they're a rough lot with a taste for fighting. Surely they've produced a number of boxers.
Usually amateur's and bare knuckle. They rarely go pro.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:21 AM   #8
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Usually amateur's and bare knuckle. They rarely go pro.
I watched the documentary "Knuckle" a while back. Bunch of crazy ****ers.
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Frankham was one of the most balanced fighters that Ive ever seen, he judged distance perfectly
My old man was a big Finnegan fan & he really rated Frankham, said he was one of the best he'd ever seen live.
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Usually amateur's and bare knuckle. They rarely go pro.
Big changes these days,lots more irish travellers goin pro in ireland and britain theze days ,they dont move around much these days and lives are alot less harsh than previous probably has contributed to this
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Big changes these days,lots more irish travellers goin pro in ireland and britain theze days ,they dont move around much these days and lives are alot less harsh than previous probably has contributed to this
Some real good young talent, too. I'm glad to have them in boxing
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Jem Mace in the UK.
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My old man was a big Finnegan fan & he really rated Frankham, said he was one of the best he'd ever seen live.
The two Frankham - Finnegan fights are certainly worth a watch
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Some real good young talent, too. I'm glad to have them in boxing
I trained in a Traveller club for 7 months and some of the lads in there were starting out as young as five years old. The head trainer was really focused on developing the young lads and it really showed. Some of them were excellent.
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Jem Mace in the UK.
Im not sure that Mace was a gypsy, he certainly didn't consider himself one
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