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Old 03-14-2011, 12:12 PM   #1
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Anyone ever see this Cuban ex-pat fight. He was an interesting character with an interesting style. He fought forever and would fight anyone, anyplace, anytime and usually did so after a night of boozing. Had he taken the sport and training more seriously he could have really been something. His life is pretty fascinating.
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:48 PM   #2
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I've seen a boxing bill poster with Angel Garcia from the 60's but it looked like Muhammad Ali with a moustache. Does anyone know what I'm talking about or did he really look like Ali.
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:54 PM   #3
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Personally I dont think either of those are good photos of him.
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He fought pretty much everybody, and beat a lot of them. All time king of the journeymen.
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:02 PM   #5
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my god el bujai thats the worst reply ive ever read why dont u drive ur car into a tree and die in a fiery car crash slowly.u know nothing bout boxing.
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:05 PM   #6
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You're genuinely pitiable, shommel, and in that light genuinely hilarious.
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:13 PM   #7
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Personally I dont think either of those are good photos of him.
I'll have to dig out that bill I'm talking about because looking at them photos the bill I've got is a photo of Muhammad Ali with a muzzy.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:49 PM   #8
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That top photo is about as close to ali as Ive seen garcia look. As he aged he got a ton of scar tissue above his eyes which made them droop and his nose had been broken so many times it was about two or three times its normal size. He started wearing his hair shorter as well if I remember.
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:25 PM   #9
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Personally I dont think either of those are good photos of him.
Eternally grateful for the pics, K...the way I remember a young, nifty, slick-haired Gavilan-clone barely moving in the pocket at the 5th St. Gym in Miami Beach. Was sure he was gonna be a world-beater.
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:30 PM   #10
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:02 PM   #11
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Klomton, and JG, I would love to know more about him.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:15 PM   #12
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Eternally grateful for the pics, K...the way I remember a young, nifty, slick-haired Gavilan-clone barely moving in the pocket at the 5th St. Gym in Miami Beach. Was sure he was gonna be a world-beater.

Great way to describe him. His defence was interesting. I would almost call it minimalist. He didnt really waste much energy or movement on it which is probably why he was able to fight so well when out of shape or drunk. He was definately a guy who made what he was doing look easier than it really was. In France they called his bout with Laguna a dual of virtuosos. He seems to have made a hit everywhere he went but didnt stay in one place too long. It eventually cost him his career and his family. Definately one of the last of the old time road warriors.
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Klomton, and JG, I would love to know more about him.
Though he threw tight, blazing combos, punctuated by a bolo, GP, he didn't bang as hard as his punches looked (think Juan Diaz).

Don't know exactly the moment he went from sure-fire prospect to journeyman...but early-on, he was a glistening TREAT to watch -- a pocket Gavilan.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:39 PM   #14
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He reminds me more of Robinson (without the power) than Gavilan (hence the namesake) but he definately had touches of both.
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He reminds me more of Robinson (without the power) than Gavilan (hence the namesake) but he definately had touches of both.
When I would see him standing poised in the pocket, k, he conjured Manolete.
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