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Old 10-25-2008, 10:53 PM   #1
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Don't hear very many examples of this though I'm sure it has/does happen fairly often.

One you don't hear very often is Leonard against LaLonde. Supposedly he had sand of some kind (Sand bags) in his pants/shoes during the weigh in. He never took his pants off during the weigh in and both commentators for the fight agreed on the idea, one saying he had gotten it from very good authority.

Then there's Ketchel vs. Johnson.

I can imagine some fighters would want to fake weighing a certain amount to get a big match while keeping their lower weight mobility.
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Herbie Hide.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:02 PM   #3
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Herbie Hide.
What did Hide do, and when?
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:07 PM   #4
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Baring in mind he's not the sharpest tool in the shed, Hide said in an interview a couple of weeks ago on Steve Bunces Boxing Hour (UK program worth watching on YouTube) that he had weights in his shorts before the Bowe fight.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:11 PM   #5
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Old 10-26-2008, 12:15 AM   #6
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F@#K THAT!!!! 25 yrs later, I'm still pissed and cloudy about Eddie M. Muhammad's FAILURE to make 175 for the rematch with Michael Spinks in 1983.... Scandal says: "The scales were off." WTF???

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Jose Luis Castillo. But his doctor got caught.

Top Rank was raided for various infractions, one of them being scale-tampering, but I think the charges were dropped.

Suppoesdly, Oscar De La Hoya and Arturo Gatti (for their fights against Derrell Coley and Joey Gamache).
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Jose Luis Castillo. But his doctor got caught.

Top Rank was raided for various infractions, one of them being scale-tampering, but I think the charges were dropped.

Suppoesdly, Oscar De La Hoya and Arturo Gatti (for their fights against Derrell Coley and Joey Gamache).
How did they cheat the scales there, out of curiosity?
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How did they cheat the scales there, out of curiosity?
Tried to bribed them, the scales said they weren't in it for the money.
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I wonder if breathing in a load of helium would drop your weight a bit
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I wonder if breathing in a load of helium would drop your weight a bit
Long as you don't say anything you might get away with it.
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Don't hear very many examples of this though I'm sure it has/does happen fairly often.

One you don't hear very often is Leonard against LaLonde. Supposedly he had sand of some kind (Sand bags) in his pants/shoes during the weigh in. He never took his pants off during the weigh in and both commentators for the fight agreed on the idea, one saying he had gotten it from very good authority.

Then there's Ketchel vs. Johnson.

I can imagine some fighters would want to fake weighing a certain amount to get a big match while keeping their lower weight mobility.
Whered you hear all this info from?
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Old 10-26-2008, 06:38 AM   #13
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I already posted that the sand comments were from two of the commentators live during the Leonard fight.
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Old 10-26-2008, 06:43 AM   #14
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I already posted that the sand comments were from two of the commentators live during the Leonard fight.
You seem like a good historian.
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Old 10-26-2008, 06:50 AM   #15
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You seem like a good historian.
I'll favor the two commentators present at the ****ing fight and weigh in over your asinine trolling, thanks lots.
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