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Old 02-13-2013, 09:58 AM   #1
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Just wondered if anyone can point out fighters who are interesting to study who do not get much/any props. I'm not talking about famous champs or famous fighters who did not get a title chance but fighters we hear little or nothing about.

I have an interest in fighters who get little or no recognition, as an example I have been looking into the careers of Matty Matthews & Rube Ferns the former WW champs. Another fighter is Phil Brock who was a lightweight contender/gatekeeper in the 1900's/1910's.

Are there any fighters you can recommend looking at that could be of interest for whatever the reason?
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:19 AM   #2
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Venice Bus Station.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:21 AM   #3
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:26 AM   #4
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Leonard Morrow ko'd Archie Moore in 1 round
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Jose Luis Castillo
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:38 AM   #6
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Scottish Bantamweight Jim Brady, well worth a look at.
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Brian Mitchell, hardly ever gets mentioned around here.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:05 AM   #9
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Jose Stable & Henry Hank.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:18 PM   #11
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Ellsworth Spider Webb - in 1958 fought Former and future world Middleweight Champ, Gene Fullmer, and Lost on Points - also that year Beat future champs Dick Tiger, Joey Giardello and Terry Downes - Giardello and Downes inside the distance - the 58' Corvette was not the only sporty Model cruising along in fine style that year.

Garland (Rip) Randall was by all accounts a fierce Crowd pleaser, but Career and indeed Life curtailed in Vietnam. A Decorated soldier and the first Boxer to die on the front line i am led to belive.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:26 PM   #12
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Danny Duane
Leach Cross
Harlem Tommy Murphy
Dave Shade
Leo Houck
Jack McClelland
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Ace Hudkins
Frank Klaus
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Frank Klaus was a very good, strong middleweight. Wish we had some footage of the guy.
We do! The Klaus-Carpentier fight was on Youtube. Not sure why it was taken down.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:52 PM   #14
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Randy Shields...all the guy needed was a punch and he would have been champ..he would have beaten Cuevas and shocked the boxing world.
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Art Hafey.

Zab Judah is better than he is touted as being. C-level my ass.
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