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Old 10-25-2011, 01:22 PM   #1
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Default Mike Gibbons vs. Mike O'Dowd 1919- A boxing masterclass(with footage)

I don't know if anyone here besides a few(McGrain, TGA, SS, klompton) have actually seen Mike Gibbons, but I recently saw this fight and I have to say: these guys look like well schooled and talented boxers. It's rare that you see two defensive specialists that are this aggressive in a fight that could easily be a stinker. Highly recommended if you're interested in the era.

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Old 10-25-2011, 02:18 PM   #2
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Greatest fight film of the era.
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:43 PM   #3
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Here are some stills from my copy:

O'Dowd sparring Jimmy Delaney

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O'Dowd sparring Bob Armstrong

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O'Dowd being introduced

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Various action scenes from the fight. Notice the revolutionary use of camera angles.

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Old 10-25-2011, 03:03 PM   #4
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Yeah, perspective wise this really looks more like something from the 30's or 40's, reminded me of Corbett W Jackie Fields in that regard.

O'Dowd was really impressive to me. Speed, left hand play, right to the body, good blocking.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:44 PM   #5
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:56 PM   #6
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I don't know if anyone here besides a few(McGrain, TGA, SS, klompton) have actually seen Mike Gibbons, but I recently saw this fight and I have to say: these guys look like well schooled and talented boxers. It's rare that you see two defensive specialists that are this aggressive in a fight that could easily be a stinker. Highly recommended if you're interested in the era.

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Swarmer, who is this guy on your avatar ? He looks familiar to me..Pray tell !
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:19 PM   #7
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Packey
Yep,Packey McFarland. The great "uncrowned champion".
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Mike O'Dowd is possibly the most under-appreciated middleweight champion ever.

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Old 04-24-2012, 07:44 PM   #10
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That was impressive. So much for the old timers being crude and unskilled huh? Also, you almost never saw an out of shape fighter back then. Whether skilled or crude, the fighters always seemed to be in great shape. I thought you needed a conditioning guru and extensive weight training program to get in shape....I'm being sarcastic of course but hoping to make a point.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:34 PM   #11
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Thanks for the post, great footage.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:12 PM   #12
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When i download it from the site the video doesnt work. Is there any generous soul that could upload it somewhere?
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