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Old 02-16-2014, 04:49 AM   #16
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Russian kostya tszyu or Frenchman jonny famechon ?
Famechon moved to Australia at age 5 in 1950 and had his fist pro fight in 1961, 11 years after he'd permanently settled here.

Famechon was never a "foreign boxer" because at 5 he'd never had a fight prior to moving to Australia.
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Honrable mention to John the beast mugabi and Philip holiday
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:35 PM   #18
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Famechon moved to Australia at age 5 in 1950 and had his fist pro fight in 1961, 11 years after he'd permanently settled here.

Famechon was never a "foreign boxer" because at 5 he'd never had a fight prior to moving to Australia.
he was a Frenchman,we don't produce fighters of that quality
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:11 PM   #19
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he was a Frenchman,we don't produce fighters of that quality
Famechon moved to Australia at age 5. He'd never had a fight prior to moving to Australia. So he was never a "foreign boxer."

Your trolling would be much more effective if your thread title actually linked up with your "argument."
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:14 PM   #20
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Obscure shout, but Alabama Kid.

Really good fighter, though you may overlook him if you just stumbled across his Boxrec page.

Sort of the spiritual forerunner of your Livingstone Bramble and Emanuel Burton types a couple of generations on.
Also - and this is why he was initially of interest to me - he is probably (and this is based off my own independent research, have never found anything to corroborate it, but my educated hunch is quite strong) the real-life basis for the character of "Memphis Kid" in the pugilistic literary classic The Professional by WC Heinz.

If anybody has yet to read that, by the way, do.
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:46 AM   #21
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Vic Darch has got to be up there, won loads real world titles in 2 weight classes (undisputed in one of them), and ventured up further with a do or die attitude and would fight anyone...Something KT didn't do.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:18 AM   #23
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Vic Darch has got to be up there, won loads real world titles in 2 weight classes (undisputed in one of them), and ventured up further with a do or die attitude and would fight anyone...Something KT didn't do.
Have to agree with this, darchinyan did more than kt, in my opinion
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Hold on a second. So now Tsyzu is a foreigner is he ? Most of you blokes used to say he is Australian. Which is it is he a Russian or Australian.
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Hold on a second. So now Tsyzu is a foreigner is he ? Most of you blokes used to say he is Australian. Which is it is he a Russian or Australian.
nice try u bitter tart.
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nice try u bitter tart.
Idiots like you make me laugh. According to some Tszyu is an Aussie when he is a world champion blasting people out but when he abandons his kids and goes back to Russian to hang out with cheap tarts he is a Russian who used to live here. So is he still an Aussie guys or is he now a Russian. Which one is it ? Well ?
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Idiots like you make me laugh. According to some Tszyu is an Aussie when he is a world champion blasting people out but when he abandons his kids and goes back to Russian to hang out with cheap tarts he is a Russian who used to live here. So is he still an Aussie guys or is he now a Russian. Which one is it ? Well ?
He was a foreigner, who migrated.
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Idiots like you make me laugh. According to some Tszyu is an Aussie when he is a world champion blasting people out but when he abandons his kids and goes back to Russian to hang out with cheap tarts he is a Russian who used to live here. So is he still an Aussie guys or is he now a Russian. Which one is it ? Well ?
u r just a sad sack aren't u?
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u r just a sad sack aren't u?
Is he Russian or Australian ?
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Famechon moved to Australia at age 5. He'd never had a fight prior to moving to Australia. So he was never a "foreign boxer."

Your trolling would be much more effective if your thread title actually linked up with your "argument."
what does his occupation have to do with his nationality.he was born in france of French parents and French ancestors = Frenchman.
easy really when you think about it
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