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Old 06-08-2014, 01:39 AM   #46
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Jack Dempsey broke the jaw of Big Ben Wray in two places with one punch.Wray was 7'2" and 300lbs.
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Old 06-08-2014, 05:06 AM   #47
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Did you take the Burt Reading Comprehension Course?

I was referring to Dempsey at moments in the Firpo fight, running full steam across the ring and throwing hooks from way outside of range, squaring up, off balance, wide openů When he gets on track and finds his range, he's devastating. But his lapses really stick out.
You'd have taken him, you can knock out anyone you can hit, and he was so hittable.He'd have been cake for you.
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:30 AM   #48
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You'd have taken him, you can knock out anyone you can hit, and he was so hittable.He'd have been cake for you.
Mc, true what you post above, but don't try to find logic in any thing S
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Old 06-08-2014, 03:28 PM   #49
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You'd have taken him, you can knock out anyone you can hit, and he was so hittable.He'd have been cake for you.
Yeah, that's exactly what I meant.
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Old 06-08-2014, 03:57 PM   #50
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There was a story out of last year that big joe ward put tony bellew on his arse in sparring
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Take your Ward love in elsewhere, its cringey.
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Old 06-08-2014, 04:04 PM   #51
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Glenn mcCory gave a good account of himself sparring tyson, blacking his eye. They were both 21 and Glenn was fighting at cruiserweight at the time.

While training for the tyson fight, holyfield is rumoured to have been given a very hard time while sparring with Tua
I have footage of Holy and Tua sparring never really dominates the other - but it's well contested by both neither look out of their league and neither look to take any liberties aswell - would've been a great fight I think - any fight both were in were enjoyable and the only time Tua struggled is when people ran from him
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Old 06-08-2014, 04:06 PM   #52
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Tommy hearns is rumoured to have given Ali hell in a sparring session.
Hearns also sparred with benn.
Have this on film also and Hearns does give Ali a drubbing - knackered old flabby shot to shit Ali but still unbelievable
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Old 06-08-2014, 04:30 PM   #53
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I had no idea a favorite bartender of mine was a huge boxing fan
and sparred with Gerry Cooney, trained at Ziggy's I believe in Jersey
City and confirmed Golota was phenomenal in the gym but looked like he
didn't want to be there. Anyway he said of course Gerry's power and
size was incredible and he had good anticipation my friend wasn't amateur
or pro, but anyway Id love to hear some sparring stories if anyone has
sparred with well known fighters or has stories. A former poster had sparred
with Wlad and fought Lennox and said Wlad's jab was extremely powerful.
Anyway any stories?
A bartender/bouncer at a bar I used to go to sparred with Lou Savarese a few times. He was about Lou's size but not a pro fighter. He said Lou went easy on him but still hurt him with every shot.

I thought I was gonna have to fight a pro boxer from Baltimore named Jake The Snake Smith. Smith wasn't much of a pro but a tough guy and a nice guy actually. He was hitting on my girlfriend at the time, I did recognize him, but who he was didn't really bother me at that time, liquid courage maybe? I just stood between him and her and ordered 3 shots. I said, "here, have a drink with me and my girl". Dude, was totally cool. His buddy was all like, "this is Jake The Snake" and I was just like, "yeah I've seen him fight live". Jake talked to us for a while and wondered if he had won the night I had seen him fight, he actually had, which was pretty rare.
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Old 06-08-2014, 04:38 PM   #54
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Elijah Tillery, Oliver McCall, Greg Page, and some others supposedly gave Tyson a hard time in the gym.

I always heard Holyfield beat the crap out of Tua in sparring. I also heard he made Bowe quit. I heard that Holyfield and Tyson had a good scrap until it was stopped.

Ruddock did pretty good vs. Holmes in the 80's, I've seen that.

Norton and Frazier went at it many times with mixed results.

Can someone put up Hearns vs. Ali? I'd like to see that.
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:44 PM   #55
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Elijah Tillery, Oliver McCall, Greg Page, and some others supposedly gave Tyson a hard time in the gym.

I always heard Holyfield beat the crap out of Tua in sparring. I also heard he made Bowe quit. I heard that Holyfield and Tyson had a good scrap until it was stopped.

Ruddock did pretty good vs. Holmes in the 80's, I've seen that.

Norton and Frazier went at it many times with mixed results.

Can someone put up Hearns vs. Ali? I'd like to see that.
Hearns vs Ali is on Youtube. Just type in "Muhammad Ali v Tommy Hearns sparring exhibition clip"
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:40 AM   #56
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I did post a very short clip of Young sparring Frazier, taken from Youtube

does anybody have any further information on how this session went????
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:41 AM   #57
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Hearns vs Ali is on Youtube. Just type in "Muhammad Ali v Tommy Hearns sparring exhibition clip"
Tillery states he beat up Tyson in sparring, the commentators during the Bowe/Tillery fight mentioned this and said Tillery most likely is full of sh*t.

Not in those words though
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:41 AM   #58
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Curry knocked down Hagler in sparring, so i heard .is this true ?
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:08 AM   #59
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Tua/Holy is on YT. Tua has his way with him, IMHO.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:11 AM   #60
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I did post a very short clip of Young sparring Frazier, taken from Youtube

does anybody have any further information on how this session went????

Young and Frazier sparred very often in the Philly Gym scene...as for how they went Young was about as adept a spoiler as you could get, so imagine him just training in the gym without any financial incentive! It'd have to be better than counting sheep.

Coupled with Young's familiarity with Frazier's style and ring habits and be suprised if anything interesting happened.
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