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Old 12-31-2013, 07:20 AM   #1
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Default Who disappointed you the first time you saw them on film?

I grew up reading about the great champions of the past. Then came video footage and later youtube. There are still probably fighters I haven't seen much of! I must confess, I was a little disappointed in Sandy Saddler, though I don't doubt his greatness at all, just the fights I have seen were bad to watch.

Barney Ross and Tony Canzoneri were a bit of a letdown, too. Again, not saying they aren't great, just didn't find them good to watch.

Who surprised or disappointed you?
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Henry Armstrong!

Fantastic resume and great fighter, no doubt - I just don't enjoy watching him.
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:50 AM   #3
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MOST of the old film is a let down because the Filming was poor or the preservation of it or it's aging has corrupted it... but the odd gem turns up from those days proving they were indeed great fighters.

so when the odd reel shows right, then of course the rest of their fighting peers were just the same!
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:51 AM   #4
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MOST of the old film is a let down because the Filming was poor or the preservation of it or it's aging has corrupted it... but the odd gem turns up from those days proving they were indeed great fighters.

so when the odd reel shows right, then of course the rest of their fighting peers were just the same!
Bert Gilroy.
Ginger Sadd.
Jock MCavoy.
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:52 AM   #5
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Uschi Digard.
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Uschi Digard.


Eubank too (Shari that is).
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Uschi Digard.
Really? I was impressed with ,er him?

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Old 12-31-2013, 08:38 AM   #8
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Bert Gilroy.
Ginger Sadd.
Jock MCavoy.
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Bert Gilroy.
Ginger Sadd.
Jock MCavoy.
Wow you got footage of them, love to see it.
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Henry Armstrong!

Fantastic resume and great fighter, no doubt - I just don't enjoy watching him.
Agreed with Armstrong.
Also, Baer looked like an oaf, Jack Johnson looked amateurish, Ketchel too, Papke...lots really.

The problem was that after reading about all these guys and their near superhuman abilities, I was expecting a lot more than what I saw on film. That's why for me the eye test is so important.
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Default Re: Who disappointed you the first time you saw them on film?

Fitz and Corbett. Jeffries.

I think I would have a serious shot at whipping them, and that's not saying much.

It really makes you call into question the experts who praise them so highly- like they must have a real perception problem or something...
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really? I was impressed with ,er him?
It was a non-nudie and all of us in village walk sixteen mile to town self shandy theatre late in the night, bitter cold, threat of police inconstipation, and she never show anything.
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[quote=DaveK;15919893]Fitz and Corbett. Jeffries.

I think I would have a serious shot at whipping them, and that's not saying much.

It really makes you call into question the experts who praise them so highly- like they must have a real perception problem or something...[/quote]


I don't really think it's a perception problem. But if you want to be considered an expert, or "historian", you have to say that these fighters from 100+ years ago were marvellous boxers, with great skills - because that shows, you really have studied them and know your boxing.
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Monzon. Watching him is just brutal. SO boring.
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Wow you got footage of them, love to see it.
I wouldn't want to dissapoint you.
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