Boxers you have met

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  1. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Mine are -

    Muhammad Ali
    Henry Cooper
    Frank Bruno
    Duke Mckenzie
    Frankie Lucas

    When I met Muhammad I was so starstruck. "Champ.....you're my hero. My idol" Lol.
     
  2. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze No Fairy Tales• banned Full Member

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    Known people who have met and sparred Ali, bout as close as I’ve got.
     
  3. BELLERS

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    Tony Sibson
    Carl Williams
    Rendall Munroe
     
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  4. The G-Man

    The G-Man Member Full Member

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    Is Rendall still bodybuilding?
     
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  5. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze No Fairy Tales• banned Full Member

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    Oh- And I will share what they said of Ali because fresh stuff is always nice. Ali took photos with all his sparring buddies on request (He has it framed and signed) He was 6ft5-6 and about 115 odd KG Croat and according to him Ali felt like he could rag doll him in the clinches with ease-he said that he forgot some rounds with Ali because if he was not sticking to the nice guy script and he was in a bad mood he could be really cruel and had wicked shots when he threw them with bad intentions he said no one hit harder in his career.

    He did say if you asked Ali to turn it down he would just grumble like an old man and apologize.
     
  6. RockyJim

    RockyJim Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Marciano as a kid at the Brockton Fair...
    Marvin Hagler several times...
    Jack Dempsey...
    Jake LaMotta...
    Tony DeMarco...
    Carmen Basilio...
    Willie Pep...
    Bobby Chacon...
    Vito Antuofermo...
    Jack Sharkey...
    Sonny Liston in 1964 while he was training in Plymouth Ma. for his second fight with Cassius Clay...
     
  7. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

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    How old are you? If I'm allowed to ask.
     
  8. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze No Fairy Tales• banned Full Member

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    Names Ali.
     
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    I'm not sure to be honest. I met him about 7/8 years ago.
    Our sons were playing junior football for opposing teams. Had a quick chat. Nice chap, he was finding it difficult to find quality opponents to push him. I suggested he should look at Mexicans, as they are tough generally !!
     
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  11. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Bert Cooper, Larry Holmes,, Buster Douglas, Julian Jackson, Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hearns, Shane Mosley, Marvin Johnson, Ray Mercer, AL Cole, Charles Murray, Terry Norris, Shannon Briggs, Iran Barkley, Oliver McCall, Michael Moorer, Tim Puller (lesser known, but, funny story), Vinny Paz, Mickey Ward, Donald Curry, Kevin McBride, Carl Daniels, Manning Galloway, Michael Clark...
     
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  12. ChrisJS

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    Juan Manuel Marquez
    Rafael Marquez
    Felix Trinidad
    Carlos Zarate (he’s a good friend)
    Jeff Fenech
    Roy Jones
    Bernard Hopkins
    Manny Pacquaio
    Miguel Cotto
    Daniel Zaragoza
    Chiquita Gonzalez
    Pipino Cuevas
    Ricardo Lopez
    James Toney
    Paul Banke
    Shane Mosley
    Andre Berto
    Diego Corrales
    Jose Luis Castillo
    Israel Vazquez
    Vasily Lomachenko
    Terence Crawford
    Ricky Hatton
    Marco Antonio Barrera
    Erik Morales
    Ricardo Mayorga
    Winky Wright
    Mikkel Kessler
    Wayne McCollough
    Oscar De La Hoya
    Chris Arreola
    Evgeny Gradovich
    Jorge Linares
    Abner Mares
    Giovani Segura
    Roger Mayweather
    Amir Khan
    Zab Judah
    Lucas Mattheyse
    Alfonso Gomez

    And many others who I’m sure are slipping my mind now.

    Will be meeting (and hosting) Eder Jofre for 10 days in October and then again next June. Now that I am pumped for. Will soon be meeting Michael Nunn, Ruben Olivares, Danny Lopez, Fighting Harada (possibly) and others too.
     
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  13. Doco

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    Bumped into kovalev when I went to the 1st ward fight, both my mate and myself got a photo, I look like a tit in it unfortunately lol

    My younger brother met Tyson Fury a bit over 8+ years ago when he was over here in Ireland, nabbed an autograph off him too, wasn't overly familiar with Fury but he knew he was a professional fighter that was it

    Only 2 I've any sort of contact with
     
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  14. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Michael Moorer
    Calvin Grove IBF Featherweight Champ.
    Tony Lopez
    Jimmy Clark
     
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  15. reznick

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    That's a hell of a list RockyJim!
     
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