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Old 02-19-2009, 04:15 PM   #76
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Who cares about a bunch of dogs???? REALLY???? Pontious you **** wit, I bet you eat Big Macs by the dozen and dont give a care in the world about the cows being slaughtered. I would bet you are fully supportive of the ignoramous cunts in Iraq dropping bombs on the innocents also..... McLellan may have been involved in cruelty to dogs, yet this is secondary to the current physical state he is now in. Perhaps you mother needs to suffer the same fate as gerald for having exposed such a ****ing dog like yourself to the world.
Thank you for pointing out all of the self righteousness & hypocrisy of those who are bashing The G-Man after his tragedy. If he had just eaten the damn dogs after bashing the life out them (like we do pigs,cows,chickens,etc..) would they cut him some slack? There is certainly a market for dog meat out there. Go to a slaughterhouse before you trash someone 'unmercifully' for killing a dog maybe.

IF the man did what was alleged(some of it sounds exaggeratted) it is certainly a bad thing ,but he can not defend himself against these allegations ,so why continue to crucify him? I know some athletes (like Leonard Little of the NFL) who have actually murdered,beaten,abused,etc... humans & get less time in jail or elicit as much hatred as G Man or Vick. (Little got 90 days in jail for Manslaughter & a measley 4 game suspension)


BATTLIN SIKI(1st african world champion) who knocked out Georges Carpentier to become LHW champion was shot in the back & died in the gutter of a NEW YORk city street at age of 27/28.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:27 PM   #77
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Nar sorry, i think what Mclellan did was terrible, to the dogs, evil evil man he was. Im not gunna start saying shit about what he deserved, because im not kicking someone while he's down, but i got no problem with anyone else doing it.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:57 PM   #78
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Does anyone around the Detroit area remember around the 1993 period , a very established and capable amateur heavyweight just about to turn pro called Mark Rayner was shot in his car, in what was a mistaken identity car jacking incident.. i remember it vividly , it was sad because i met him once and we hung out a while, he was a very pure hearted cat, not a bad bone in his body.. God bless...
I remember reading about what happened in an old Ring mag.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:31 PM   #79
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While what McClellan did with the dogs is atrocious, I really don't see a man being beaten into brain damage, memory loss, blindness, and being for the most part deaf pretty much all for the entertainment of others as something "he had coming." Obviously he was a bad person, but the effects of that fight are things I wouldn't wish upon nearly anyone.

Apart from in the ring tragedies, a lot of boxers had tragic life stories, such as Esteban DeJesus.
Totaly agree on the Mcclelland bit nobody deserves that.
I read Ezzard Charles once won a fight that cost a man his life and that Charles donated a percentage of all his subsiquent earnings to the mans family.Barry maguigan also suffered a lot after the death of an opponent,i think he was called young Ali.
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:38 PM   #80
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Georgie Small & Lavern Roach revisited.

In the article "The Bitter End Of The Brownsville Banger"
by Jimmy Breslin in "True" magazine in 1960 ten years
after that fatal fight between friends Lavern Roach and
Georgie Small.

The closing comments by Georgie Small tells all:

"I wanted to be a fighter...And see what happened?
I'm broke and I'm sick. I got my wife broke.
I ruined everything. I guess the only thing I ever
done in my whole life was kill a friend of mine."
- Georgie Small, the Brownsville Banger as recorded by
Jimmy Breslin.

Flashback ten years to 1950, when Lavern Roach appeared to be finished after his loss to Marcel Cerdan, but the lure of
the roar of the crowd, the bright lights and some money
jingling brought him back to his fatal bout with Small.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:14 PM   #81
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Kid Akeem Anifawoshe..

Nigerian / las vegas based fighter who collapsed after a gruelling fight with Robert Quiroga, yet survived , he became obsessed with making a comeback.. returned to Nigeria to seek medical advice when banned in NV and after a visit to his shamen lost about 4 pints of blood whilst undergoing a ritualistic cleansing regime and passed away ...
I thought AA was found dead in the shower of a gym in Nigeria after a sparring session?
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:14 PM   #82
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on the regards of the mclellan he had it coming argument becoming such a solid and devastating world champion kinda cements that karma didnt mind it.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:36 PM   #83
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Benny Lynch.

Scottish born flyweight. Considered to be the premier flyweight of the 30's and still rated by some as the best Scottish boxer ever.

His career was over by the time he was 25 due to his fondness for a drink. Died a penniless alcoholic in his early 30s.

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Johnny Tapia has also lead a pretty amazing / tragic life.
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this picture freaks me out every time.i always thought it was a photoshopped image. but i am assured that he is only 32 there.
destroyed by drink.
makes me so sullom
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:21 PM   #84
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The BENNY LYNCH story is interesting.

Sorry to see that he entered the dark zone and died young.

See also Tragic Boxing Stories & Lost Warriors

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A slightly more obscure one is the story of Chuck Wiggins.

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He was a tough scrappy fighter who mixed it up with Harry Greb nine times and somtimes bested him at his own game. He lived riotously outside the ring and was always drinking and getting into fights. Jack Dempsey described him as "the best street fighter who ever lived". Despite this is was a generous man and always splashed the cash around his local neighbourhood.

After his boxing career he became something of a local drunk and was constantly in fights with the police. On one ocasion he is purported to have knocked out twelve police officers who came to arest him.

In the end he got into one too many fights with the police and was found dead at the bottom of a stairwell under a wall where he used to sit with his head caved in. Bystanders reported before the incident that he was sitting on his wall and a cop was seen walking down the street towards him billy club in hand. They knew what was going to happen.

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Old 07-02-2009, 06:17 AM   #86
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Alexis Arguello! Who would of thought he'd find his way onto this thread when it started.
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:23 AM   #87
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Alexis Arguello! Who would of thought he'd find his way onto this thread when it started.
Such a gentleman as well....I understand he had a drug problem, but he wasn't cruel to others. Great man, great fighter, great, great shame.
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:25 AM   #88
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I thought AA was found dead in the shower of a gym in Nigeria after a sparring session?
True. Knowing nothing about him, I assumed he'd died after the Quiroga fight...the way he collapsed afterwards was frightening. Only after searching up did I find out he died afterwards.
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:26 AM   #89
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this picture freaks me out every time.i always thought it was a photoshopped image. but i am assured that he is only 32 there.
destroyed by drink.
makes me so sullom
no way...32!!..there??....nah...thats not him, is it ??
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:29 AM   #90
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no way...32!!..there??....nah...thats not him, is it ??
If so it's unbelievable. He even has the hair of an old man
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