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Old 10-04-2009, 10:58 PM   #106
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Broke my heart when Gabe Ruelas told me when he tried to console Jimmy Garcia's mother in the hospital, she said, "Don't touch me with those hands that just killed my son."

Gabe's still haunted by it.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:08 AM   #107
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When this thread started no one would of guessed that we would have a cluster of
strange deaths in the long hot summer months. For those were active be it in the USA
or the UK, one will never know how far they could have gone.
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:25 AM   #108
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I feel the tragedy that George Chuvalo suffered in his family life is an incredibly sad story. Three sons became heroin addicts, one committing suicide,the other two dying from OD's. Then to top that off, his wife commited suicide. Geoge now spends alot of his time touring Canada and speaking to young kids about the tragedy he endured in hopes he can save other people from what he had to go through. A incredibly tough man in and out of the ring.
didn't know that. pfffft and then still doing what he is doing now... probably 80% of the people who that would happen to would go drink heavly or something. that is a sad story indeed
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:01 PM   #109
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Despite much family tragedy, George Chuvalo
as managed to take giant steps in a positive direction.
Also, it is good to hear about George attend various
amateur boxing shows beyond the Ontario borders.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:07 PM   #110
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Despite much family tragedy, George Chuvalo
as managed to take giant steps in a positive direction.
Also, it is good to hear about George attend various
amateur boxing shows beyond the Ontario borders.
George Chuvalo is synonymous with endurance on every level.

When the asteroid hits and wipes us all out the only thing left will be George Chuvalo.
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:25 PM   #111
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Chuvalo's story is awful. Huge respect to the guy. Someone posted a story in the general forum the other day about a guy called something Perez. He was Jewish and after his 100+ fight pro career was taken to a German concentration camp, and make to fight every week to save his life. I'll try and find the story now and edit this and post it.

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Christ thats a hell of a story bout Perez. Tragic. Wasnt aware of Chuvalos story either. Terrible, just terrible
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:41 PM   #112
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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.
He still supports Young Ali's widow to this day
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Old 11-14-2009, 01:39 PM   #113
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Broke my heart when Gabe Ruelas told me when he tried to console Jimmy Garcia's mother in the hospital, she said, "Don't touch me with those hands that just killed my son."

Gabe's still haunted by it.
that a terrible story

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Christ thats a hell of a story bout Perez. Tragic. Wasnt aware of Chuvalos story either. Terrible, just terrible
i think there was a film about perez with Teddy Atlas in it

something about Freedom was in teh title

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He still supports Young Ali's widow to this day
nice to hear that


also i got told today Z Gorres is in hospital hope he is well
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Old 11-14-2009, 01:51 PM   #114
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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqnsJDoSZS8[/ame]


[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqXsBKvueZU[/ame]
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:37 PM   #115
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ALEX SLADE, another tragic story.
The boxing community in Queensland, Australia in mourning following the
death of 19 year old amateur boxer ALEX SLADE of Impact Gym in Cooroy.
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:51 PM   #116
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GEORGE CHUVALO is still active despite the many tragedies.
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:03 PM   #117
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Great story on Victor (Young) Perez.
We can remember him as a flyweight champion.
He fought numerous bouts between 1928 and 1938
including Frankie Genaro, Emile Pladner, Al Brown, and others.
an amazing story
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:24 PM   #118
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Tom Molineaux, born a slave, fought his way to freedom, came within a whisker of being crowned heavyweight champion against Tom Cribb, but died a penniless alcoholic in Galway before his 40th birthday.

Benny Lynch was a washed up alcoholic at 25 and dead by 33.

Darren Sutherland's suicide was nothing but tragic. RIP Dazzler.
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:59 PM   #119
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George Chuvalo is an inspiring character.
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:40 PM   #120
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Broke my heart when Gabe Ruelas told me when he tried to console Jimmy Garcia's mother in the hospital, she said, "Don't touch me with those hands that just killed my son."

Gabe's still haunted by it.
Told me the same thing, in so many words.

Didn't sleep that night. Ill never forget that.
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