Boxers you have met

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  1. reznick

    reznick In the 7.2% Full Member

    Mar 17, 2010

    As someone who has sparred with modern pros, whats your take on old time greats? How do you think guys like Robinson, Louis, and Marciano would do with modern fighters?
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  2. reznick

    reznick In the 7.2% Full Member

    Mar 17, 2010
    Jeff Mayweather

    I saw Tyson, Lewis and Briggs at Ali's funeral, but didn't meet them.
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  3. HDmexiqtioner

    HDmexiqtioner New Member Full Member

    Sep 1, 2020

    Absolutely love them. I am both a fan and historian of the game. What made me such a unique sparring partner for everyone that I have trained with and helped out is the fact, I could somewhat mimic other boxer's styles to an accurate degree, and I can fight both Orthodox and Southpaw.

    Boxers for me brought different tools to the table of how to train and how to actually box as a whole. Same with adapting too, if I miss with my leading hook similar to Fraziers', I adjust and turn as Gatti would to the body. There is a grit and determination that I feel that has adapted and matured over the years, even since the early to late 2000s for my active involvement. There is something that can be learned from any boxer at any time period, whether it is the physical or phycological aspect of the boxing game. I feel proud that when boxers had training camp at my gym, they actually would go to me to discuss game plans and strategy because of the array of knowledge that comes from me studying different fighters and styles and knowing the pros and cons to different situations. I was that analyzer of the gym, the "Ohh we are fighting this guy? Ok, I'll solve the puzzle." (Watches a **** ton of fight film of opponent and own boxers last footage) comes back with gameplan on how to out score or set up for knockout. "So and so drops lead after throwing jab and leaves body open for hooks. And they cant fight going to their lead hand, guide from there." type stuff.

    So far, everyone that I have been involved with a training camp with, whether it was amateur or pro, won their fight. So that's a plus.

    In regards to old time greats vs modern fighters, it is honestly depending who is facing who, some pioneers to me could out grit a lot of modern fighters and endurance wise, but modern fighters offer a more refined and adapted approach that you can tell what era some one is from just from how they set up and jab or work off combinations. Some boxers nowadays are just big and natural, there is a footwork and style change that big men have gotten which is different from the roughly average 6'2" heavyweight champions of old compared to the 6'6", 240+ boxers of today.

    It is fascinating and very much why I love the sport so much.
  4. BUDW

    BUDW Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 23, 2007
    You left out broke if it is recent
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  5. Cobra33

    Cobra33 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    Met Sharmba Mitchell
    Livingstone Bramble
    Ray Leonard

    Bramble was super cool.
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  6. Eel87

    Eel87 Active Member Full Member

    Nov 10, 2014
    Isn't bramble the guy that kod the drunk on YouTube?
  7. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 11, 2018
    I forgot Roy Jones (nice guy) and Hopkins (bit of an ass) too of fighters I’ve met.
  8. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze No Fairy Tales• banned Full Member

    Oct 12, 2020
    Bernard is and always has been an ass from what I have heard, read, seen of him.
  9. ecto55

    ecto55 להחזיר את ממלכת דוד Full Member

    May 28, 2009
    I was in Melbourne at a city hotel in the late 80's for a friends' father's military re-union do; anyway, I saw Frank Ropis there talking to some people. Later, I observed Ropis talking to a larger group that included one of my friends...naturally I went over and inserted myself intomthe circle and listened to them talking about something to do with the tramways union for fifteen or so minutes. It did feel a bit awkward just standing there waiting for my moment to contribute but it just never arrived. That Christ I was drunk. What can I say, I'm a New South Welshman, we haven't had trams since the 1940's.
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  10. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    Forgetting some. At 135 I also met Davey Day, Greg Haugen and Vinny Paz. At jr. lightweight I met Boza Edwards, Rocky Lockridge, Brian Mitchell, Ruben Castillo and Tony Lopez.
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  11. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 8, 2013
    Yep, that's the one. Good memory. I was out in Vegas for a fight. (I think it was Tyson-Bruno II). He was working security at Club Rio. I recognized him, and he and I hit it off. After he got off work, he and I went to a gentleman's club called "Club Paradise." It turns out that his wife was a dancer there. As we kept putting more drinks down, he told me I should get a lap dance from his wife. The drunker he got, the more insistent he was about me getting that dance. When I finally got the dance from her, Tim had passed out cold next to me. When he came to, he had a look on his face like he couldn't remember who I was. (And, his wife was grinding on my lap, topless). I thought he was going to freak out and kick my ass. Luckily, it came to him who I was, and we parted friends (circa 5:30 in the morning). All in all, he was a really nice guy. And, for the record, his wife was gorgeous.
  12. Greb & Papke 707

    Greb & Papke 707 Member Full Member

    Apr 9, 2019
    Shook Mike Tysons hand when I went to staples to watch Areola vs Vitali Klit, used to train and spar with Ashanti Jordan and Max Becerra, and I met “The Terminator” Terry Davis when I was a kid...that’s about it
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  13. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2012
    Overrated as well
  14. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Joe Calzaghe
    Tyson Fury
    Hughie Fury
    Oscar De La Hoya
    Billy Joe Saunders
    Matt Macklin
    Jamie Moore
    Dereck Chisora
    Paulie Malignaggi
    Anthony Crolla
    Ricky Burns
    Enzo Maccaranelli
    Johnny Nelson
    Ryan Rhodes
    Wayne Alexander
    Jamie Mcdonnell
    Martin Murray
    Nathan Cleverly
    Rocky Fielding
    Scotty Cardle
    Mitchell Smith
    Wadi Camacho
    Campbell Hatton
    Spike O'Sullivan
    Anthony O'gogo
    Romeo Romeao
    Oliver Harrison
    Adam Booth
    Paddy Fitzpatrick

    Not fighters but I've also come across Eddie Hearn, Barry Hearn, Colin Hart and Frank Warren.
  15. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    At the lighter weights I have met Raul Rojas, Ruben Olivares, Bobby Chacon, Danny Lopez, Israel Vasquez, Barry McGuigan, Kennedy McKinney, Rafael Herrera, Lupe Pintor, Miguel Canto, Jeff Chandler, Frankie Duarte, Albert Davila, Jeff Fenech, Danny Valdez, Chiquita Gonzalez, Johnny Tapia, Paul Banke, Wayne McCullough and Jesus Pimental.