City of Camden set to erect bronze statue of Jersey Joe Walcott

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  1. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    "My grandfather fought for 21 years," said Cream, 58, a salesman who lives in Pennsauken. "He fought through the Depression, while he was working other jobs, and he was older and had more losses on his record than any other heavyweight champ when he won the belt.

    "He's an example of faith and determination and perseverance, and the statue will be a magnet for students and will connect people to his legacy. It will be a combination of education, and inspiration."


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    They should have asked him as well "Honest opinion, who would win between your grandfather in his prime and Larry Holmes and Roy Jones in their primes?"
     
  2. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Seems an apt gesture!
     
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  3. RockyJim

    RockyJim Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Sounds like a good idea...
     
  4. AwardedSteak863

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    Man Jersey Joe was a great fighter. Excellent footwork and balance. Was so close to beating both Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano. In fact, a lot of people thought he did beat Louis and he almost certainly would have beaten the Rock had it not been for Rocky's Suzy Q in the 13th.
     
  5. Skins

    Skins Well-Known Member Full Member

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    What took so long?
     
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  6. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Excellent fighter and good man. It's well deserved.
     
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    Great news! Well deserved as young griffo said.
     
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  8. DJN16

    DJN16 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    A nice gesture to a proper fighter.
     
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  9. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Now we wait for Joe Frazier's statue
     
  10. Skins

    Skins Well-Known Member Full Member

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    There is a statue of Joe, outside Xfinity Live in philly. Been there since 2015:lupie:
     
  11. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Didn't know that....well it should be there. After all, Wilder already done went and got himself a statue
     
  12. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Earlier I was wondering what if Ray Robinson had skipped Maxim and went for the big fish in Walcott?

    Plus, here's some trivia....did you know that Walcott stopped both Harold Johnson and his father, Phil Johnson?
     
  13. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Interesting idea, but I wouldn't give Ray much of a hope TBH. Especially considering Charles could only go 2-2.
     
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  14. roughdiamond

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    About time!

    I love Jersey Joe's boxing. The cakewalk he used in order to counter Louis was simply beautiful.
     

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