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Old 08-01-2007, 11:21 AM   #1
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Default Jerry Halstead?

Who is he, exactly?

Ever do anything of note?

Could he punch?
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:36 AM   #2
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Default Re: Jerry Halstead?

Halstead was a heavyweight journeyman who fought during the 80's and 90's. He actually started out his career as a middleweight. He was Ok for a trial hoarse, but not really a contender type.
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:42 AM   #3
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He was better known as "Wimpy", and was from Oklahoma.He started out as a middle weight, but eventually became a heavyweight.His record suggests he was a puncher but never knocked out or beat any one of note.Any time he fought someone of even modest ability he lost, usually by ko.Among those who used Wimpy for a punching bag and record padder..Tony Tubbs, Buster Douglas, Tommy Morrison, Ray Mercer, Alex Stewart, Herbie Hide, and Wlad Klitchko.
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:48 AM   #4
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I saw Wimpy fight another journeyman named Tim Tomashack, while watching ESPN fights about 15-17 years ago.
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:49 AM   #5
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Wimpy Halstead, yeah. I've seen him in a few fights, against guys like Foreman, Morrison...did he ever fight Tyson? One of these have gloves, will travel guys, quite a funny guy too apparently.

He and Tomashek were kinda similar, although Wimpy was even more prolific.
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Old 08-01-2007, 01:23 PM   #6
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Wimpy Halstead, yeah. I've seen him in a few fights, against guys like Foreman, Morrison...did he ever fight Tyson? One of these have gloves, will travel guys, quite a funny guy too apparently.

He and Tomashek were kinda similar, although Wimpy was even more prolific.
He did not fight Tyson as a pro. He was a solid pro and you had to be top 50 in the world to get one over on him.
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Old 08-01-2007, 02:08 PM   #7
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Looks like I was way off with him fighting Foreman as well...wonder who on earth I was thinking of...? Thought he was one of the guys George fought in '89-90. Ah well.

Still, Wimpy did pack in a lot of fights as was the chosen victim for a fair few well-known names.
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:50 PM   #8
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he is like rob calloway is today. good record build against mostly bums.

and when he stepped up.......he lost.
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Old 08-01-2007, 06:08 PM   #9
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Didn't he win a bulshit 'world title' created by Sean O'Gradys father?

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Old 08-02-2007, 05:07 AM   #10
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Default Re: Jerry Halstead?

"Wimpy" Halstead was the typical journeyman heavyweight. He was a useful pro who would give a rising star some good work, but could always be counted on to lose.

I think he fought Morrison on literally a moment's notice, if memory serves me correctly. Morrison's opponent didn't show and Wimpy was sitting in the crowd. When he heard what was going on, he volunteered to fight Tommy.
Don't take that as written in stone because I'm going back quite a few years here, and my memory can't always be relied on, but I think that's how it played out.
At best, it was on very, very short notice.
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:16 AM   #11
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No that was tomascheck, who got the shot against Morrison.
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:54 AM   #12
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Ah, ok. Thanks.
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:04 AM   #13
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Halstead put together a string of wins before running into Super Greg Page. Big Greg gave him a pizzling.
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:06 AM   #14
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Didn't he win a bulshit 'world title' created by Sean O'Gradys father?
That WAA joint? Not sure.Actually, he did win their supermiddleweight title.
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:10 AM   #15
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Basically, he was a journeyman who would travel around beating clubfighters, then would face a contender and be knocked out, beat a few more clubfighters, and be hammered by another name opponent or two.
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