Yes, really close fight marred by a referee Ray Mitchell's scorecard 75-60. Even referee Vic Patrick's is off the mark at 70-63, he had a few 5-3s...
Epic post, I agree with you. I think he might of bitten off more than he can chew.
Nino Benvenuti had Emile Griffith as godfather to one of his kids and helped him out. He was also a good friend to Carlos Monzon.
Great to see this back up on YouTube. A real fight of two halves.
I watched it a few years ago. I thought Castillo won in a close fight.
Pascual Perez and Roberto Duran both fought Adolfo Osses.
Jimmy Carruthers and Lionel Rose both fought Don Johnson 9 years apart. Interestingly Carruthers refereed a fight involving Johnson 8 years after...
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I suppose Joe Brown as well
Jim Watt was a good solid fighter but he really bloomed post 30.
Don't know if you've seen it but how about this for a war. Johnny Clark vs Paddy Maguire for the British bantamweight title [MEDIA]
And back in the day [MEDIA]
I think he thought I was Johnny's son.
I visited John a few years back at his house in Frankston. We spent a few hours with him talking boxing. A great fighter and a great bloke.
Great read and good to see my dad mentioned. I'd love to meet him for a chat, maybe I will one day.
Makes me feel old :-)
Albert Davila was possibly ahead of Lupe Pintor in their second fight and interestingly had beat him over 10 in an earlier fight.
No problems mate, he was just unlucky to come up against 3 of your top 10 in his title shots. He'd of had it no other way and it's all kudos to...
Great finale Flea and great choice for numero uno. Great as he is remembered I think Ruben is sometimes rated down for his sometimes inconsistent...
I have been thinking about doing a biography and have been interviewing people from the day and getting my thoughts and anecdotes down on paper.
It makes you wonder. If there was no Jofre, how does the bantam line go? Who fills the gap, 60-65?
Any background stuff on the Fenech fight?
I think you're probably right, that's just human nature. I said to me dad once that the Olivares fight just doesn't seem to exist. He said with a...