Boxers that became tougher because of illness

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  1. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ron Lyle was stabbed in prison and almost died …I don’t know if it made him tougher…but he did say it changed his life
     
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  2. Makingweight

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    Eugene Criqui world featherweight champion for a short time 1923.

    Overcame a 'jaw injury'.

    The jaw injury was sustained in world war 1, German sniper had shot at him shattered his jaw long two year recovery after having reconstructive surgery wire, silver and goats leg used.No questioning this guys chin and heart!
     
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  3. Bukkake

    Bukkake Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Britain's Nel Tarleton became a world class featherweight - despite having only one lung! Never knocked out in 148 fights.
     
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  4. turpinr

    turpinr Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I was just about to add Nella.
    The man was reed thin, couldn't punch, one lung and tough as old boots.
    Sadly Nella died just short of his 50th birthday when he'd have recieved a pension courtesy of winning a Lonsdale belt outright.
    My dad uses to watch him train at a pub in Aughton Lancashire
     
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  5. Nighttrain

    Nighttrain 'BOUT IT 'BOUT IT Full Member

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    Mark Kram jr Published a fantastic biography a couple of years ago if you are interested.
     
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  6. Nighttrain

    Nighttrain 'BOUT IT 'BOUT IT Full Member

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    I hear ya! What can you do but tuck in your sock and move forward?
     
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  7. Nighttrain

    Nighttrain 'BOUT IT 'BOUT IT Full Member

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    Like Smokin Joe, The Basque Woodchopper" Paulino Uzcudun also suffered an arm injury that led to a natural hook.

    Yaqui Lopez dream was to become a matador but a bull shattered his ankle and his dream ultimately forcing to leave the bull ring for the boxing ring.
     
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  8. GoldenHulk

    GoldenHulk Well-Known Member Full Member

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    First guy I thought of in this thread.
     
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  9. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    You’re similarly afflicted? Phew! A problem shared is a problem halved.

    The sock option is good…until you pass and react to a gorgeous lady in the street and up goes the sock leg as if you’re about to launch into a goose step march.

    As you said, life must go on……
     
  10. Pugguy

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    Tami Mauriello had polio as child which affected his legs forevermore. Still managed to fight the great Joe Louis and momentarily shake the Brown Bomber though he was seen off himself inside a round.
     
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  11. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    Sam Langford fought a good number of fights in the latter stages of his career whilst suffering serious visual impairment.
     
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