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Old 01-03-2013, 05:59 PM   #16
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He is...just realised I put tomato can at the end by mistake. Yes, cab driver's nearly as good as a bum; he's no turkey or tomato can. I better edit.
Ah, I see. ****, up again he goes.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:00 PM   #17
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:08 PM   #18
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Ah, I see. ****, up again he goes.


Depends where you rank the Tijuana variety, as opposed to, say, the Philly type? I'd say a Philly Cab Driver is almost as good as Frankie De Paula- a typical 'coffee & donuts' fighter.
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Cab driver > tomato can.

Cab drivers are roughly on par with club fighters, maybe a little below.

Part-time pro boxers, essentially. Even if they had talent to begin with, their financial situation and need to remain employed never allowed them adequate time in the gym to refine it enough to find lasting success. Typically looking at a .500 record or so (give or take a few W's or L's), with the wins against tomato cans and the losses to prospects/gatekeepers.
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Called somebody who was trying to start **** in a shared cab a tomato can once. Don't think they got it.
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1. Great (top fifty all-time)
2. Hall of Famer (top hundred and twenty all-time)
3. Titlist (Hall of Fame potential)
4. Challenger (title fight worthy)
5. Gate keeper (fringe contender)
6. Prospect (unproven talent)
7. Journeyman (cab driver)
8. Stiff (<.50 turkey)
9. Tomato can (no he can't)
10. Crumble (Eric & equivalents)

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Called somebody who was trying to start **** in a shared cab a tomato can once. Don't think they got it.


They might've if you KTTFO first.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:11 PM   #23
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1. Great
2. Hall of Famer
3. Champion
4. Challenger
5. Gate keeper
6. Prospect
7. Journeyman (cab driver)
8. Stiff
9. Tomato Can
10. Crumble

I'll co-sign this.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:17 PM   #24
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Elaborated a bit - still co-sign?
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:26 PM   #25
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Elaborated a bit - still co-sign?
Aye, the parenthetical blurbs all jive. (#9 is )
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Aye, the parenthetical blurbs all jive. (#9 is )
Couldn't resist
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:31 AM   #27
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Nice list Manassa. I'd add Trialhorse too- he's better than the journeyman; he's old now but still crafty and seldom gets hit too cleanly (and once decked Harold 'The Shadow' Knight in sparring). He's a good test for #6.
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1. Great (top fifty all-time)
2. Hall of Famer (top hundred and twenty all-time)
3. Titlist (Hall of Fame potential)
4. Challenger (title fight worthy)
5. Gate keeper (fringe contender)
6. Prospect (unproven talent)
7. Journeyman (cab driver)
8. Stiff (<.50 turkey)
9. Tomato can (no he can't)
10. Crumble (Eric & equivalents)

I'd squeeze a "chump" between "stiff" and "journeyman" I think.

The sort of Darryl Pinckney/Ross Puritty type with a poor record but some ability and a couple of impressive scalps on their resume.
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Nice list Manassa. I'd add Trialhorse too- he's better than the journeyman; he's old now but still crafty and seldom gets hit too cleanly (and once decked Harold 'The Shadow' Knight in sparring). He's a good test for #6.
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I'd squeeze a "chump" between "stiff" and "journeyman" I think.

The sort of Darryl Pinckney/Ross Puritty type with a poor record but some ability and a couple of impressive scalps on their resume.
Hmm, yes, we are going to have to extend this list and add some examples.
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