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Old 07-17-2007, 08:43 PM   #1
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I was a world champion boxer at several weights and am in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

I was stopped just once in my career by a fighter who was featured in The Ring's 100 Greatest Punchers magazine (2003).

Though I wasn't necessarily a massive hitter, there is footage of me savagely knocking out a fellow Hall of Famer with one punch.

I am now dead, therefore you should be extremely spooked by me being able to type.

Any guesses?
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:47 PM   #2
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Canzoneri?
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:50 PM   #3
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Very good. I'll do another one and make it harder.
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:57 PM   #4
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I was a world champion boxer and am in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

I was a well rounded fighter and met ten world champions during my time as a professional.

I fought before 1980, and below 175lbs.

My best win was over one of Asia's greatest fighters.
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:29 PM   #5
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I was a world champion boxer and am in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

I was a well rounded fighter and met ten world champions during my time as a professional.

I fought before 1980, and below 175lbs.

My best win was over one of Asia's greatest fighters.
Carlos Ortiz?
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:37 PM   #6
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Good guess but not quite.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:08 PM   #7
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Jimmy McLarnin beat Pancho Villa, but my guess would be Frankie Genaro.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:11 PM   #8
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Jimmy McLarnin beat Pancho Villa, but my guess would be Frankie Genaro.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:15 PM   #9
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Genaro stuck out in my mind, because I saw someone mention him on this forum recently. Villa is thought of by many to be one of Asia's, if not Asia's #1, top fighters.

I am not pretending to be a super historian here.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:17 PM   #10
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Genaro stuck out in my mind, because I saw someone mention him on this forum recently. Villa is thought of by many to be one of Asia's, if not Asia's #1, top fighters.

I am not pretending to be a super historian here.
I mentioned him the other day, it was probably that you saw. Before that, I can't even remember when I last saw him mentioned in the forum. I'd like to see these more obscure fighters get a bit more credit really.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:25 PM   #11
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I am pretty sure it was in the who is underrated on this forum thread. If that was you, then that was it.

Genaro was a good mention there.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:40 PM   #12
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Let's try this one.

I was never considered by many as a very good fighter, but I was known for taking quite a pounding. I was mainly a guy who's job it was to show up and fill in for other fighters.

Hint: Jack Johnson floored me over a dozen times when I fought him.
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Joe Grim.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:46 PM   #14
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:26 AM   #15
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I was a powerful puncher for my weight.

My most famous conqueror beat me twice, both in the same round.

I never beat that man, but I beat two other champions who beat him.

I also drew with another Hall of Famer.

Who was I?
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