Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-18-2007, 07:47 PM   #1
mr. magoo
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Chicago, Illinois USA
Posts: 13,751
vCash: 1000
Default Fighters who entered the ring to bagpipes

Okay, not exactly a thread about boxing per say, but I just figured that as long as we talk about pretty much everything here anyway, that I'd throw this one out there.

What fighters can you name who entered the ring, marching to bagpipes? My guess is that most of them were white, and either scottish or Irish. I myself, am a bagpipe player for a marching band.

I remember in 1990, I saw heavyweight prospect Seamus Mcdonaugh march into the ring with Evander Holyfield to bagpipe music.

( The music didn't prevent poor Seamus from taking the worst beating of his life. )
mr. magoo is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 07-18-2007, 09:24 PM   #2
mexman
newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 23
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Fighters who entered the ring to bagpipes

I don't know for sure but I would guess Ken Buchanan and Jim Watt. Can't think of any others right now.
mexman is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 09:36 PM   #3
Doppleganger
Il Genio
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Scotland, UK
Posts: 764
vCash: 800
Default Re: Fighters who entered the ring to bagpipes

Not enough!
Doppleganger is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 09:41 PM   #4
bigG
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: wherever my mind takes me
Posts: 789
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Fighters who entered the ring to bagpipes

sure benn, hamed.....and maybe tyson did when they fought in glasgow....
bigG is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 12:44 AM   #5
Irish Steel
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 549
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Fighters who entered the ring to bagpipes

maybe mcguigan, maybe john duddy
Irish Steel is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 12:53 AM   #6
thunder06
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 652
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Fighters who entered the ring to bagpipes

didnt micky ward enter the ring with bagpipes a couple times?

Last edited by NBT; 03-15-2006 at 09:25 AM.
thunder06 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 01:53 AM   #7
john garfield
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 5,914
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Fighters who entered the ring to bagpipes

His name escapes me, but there was a light heavyweight -- I think in the early '70s -- who wore a kilt and a tartan plaid robe into the ring, accompanied by bagpipes. He also wore plaid trunks.

Buchannan's outfit and entrance was pretty much the same, except I can't recall if he was accompanied by bagpipes.
john garfield is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 05:54 AM   #8
Duodenum
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,803
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Fighters who entered the ring to bagpipes

Quote:
Originally Posted by john garfield
His name escapes me, but there was a light heavyweight -- I think in the early '70s -- who wore a kilt and a tartan plaid robe into the ring, accompanied by bagpipes. He also wore plaid trunks.

Buchannan's outfit and entrance was pretty much the same, except I can't recall if he was accompanied by bagpipes.
JG, is it at all possible that you're thinking of Murray Sutherland? (Just hazarding a guess here.)
Duodenum is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 08:38 AM   #9
john garfield
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 5,914
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Fighters who entered the ring to bagpipes

Quote:
Originally Posted by Duodenum
JG, is it at all possible that you're thinking of Murray Sutherland? (Just hazarding a guess here.)
Bullseye! D
john garfield is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 09:54 AM   #10
Duodenum
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,803
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Fighters who entered the ring to bagpipes

Quote:
Originally Posted by john garfield
Bullseye! D
Very pleased I could help.

Murray Sutherland was about as Scottish as they come, yet he never boxed in Scotland professionally, competing almost exclusively in the U.S.A. (where he was a very popular character). First achieved prominence as a LH contender, dropped down to MW after being repelled in pair of LH title challenges, then drew with Robbie Sims on Sims's turf (where Sutherland actually got the crowd behind him).

Before he finished his career, Sutherland won the IBF SMW Championship (where he earned his 15 round stripes against Ernie Singletary), and USBA SMW Title (with a fine 12 round TKO win over Wilford Scypion). A good solid world class performer for many years. One of only two professionals to rematch with Mike Spinks (Larry Holmes of course being the other).
Duodenum is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 10:23 AM   #11
barneyrub
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,039
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Fighters who entered the ring to bagpipes

rowdy roddy piper lol, ok yeah wrestling.
Im sure they did a big entrance with pipes one time for amir kahn in Glasgow.
barneyrub is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 10:30 AM   #12
john garfield
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 5,914
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Fighters who entered the ring to bagpipes

Quote:
Originally Posted by Duodenum
Very pleased I could help.

Murray Sutherland was about as Scottish as they come, yet he never boxed in Scotland professionally, competing almost exclusively in the U.S.A. (where he was a very popular character). First achieved prominence as a LH contender, dropped down to MW after being repelled in pair of LH title challenges, then drew with Robbie Sims on Sims's turf (where Sutherland actually got the crowd behind him).

Before he finished his career, Sutherland won the IBF SMW Championship (where he earned his 15 round stripes against Ernie Singletary), and USBA SMW Title (with a fine 12 round TKO win over Wilford Scypion). A good solid world class performer for many years. One of only two professionals to rematch with Mike Spinks (Larry Holmes of course being the other).
You must be retired off what you've made in bar bets.
john garfield is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 10:34 AM   #13
Duodenum
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,803
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Fighters who entered the ring to bagpipes

Quote:
Originally Posted by john garfield
You must be retired off what you've made in bar bets.
Retired very early, yes. Off of bar bets, no. (I'm too emotional to view things dispassionately enough for betting well. But I did work as a bartender briefly.)
Duodenum is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013