Fighters that appeared on television shows.

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  1. steve21

    steve21 Active Member Full Member

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    I remember Leonard talking about filming the commercial, saying he was a little worried given Roberto’s behavior prior to their first fight - but Duran was a perfect gentleman and their kids got along great.

     
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  2. SolomonDeedes

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    Henry Cooper had a short cameo in The Plank (it depicts the humorous misadventures of two workmen trying to transport a single plank across town to their building site).

     
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  3. Pugguy

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    Tua in a cartoon called Bro Town? LOL. Oh boy, I need to check that one out too! Cheers.
     
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  4. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I just skimmed through it, quite the who’s who of British comedy greats - including Arthur Lowe of the old Dad’s Army.
     
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  5. Pugguy

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    Unless they’re setting it in the same time frame (Million Dollar Man first aired 1973) they’d want to at least move with inflation/indexing - otherwise it’d be like Dr Evil’s “behind the times” extortion gag.

    Today Col. Austin would be worth about 40 Mil odd.

    They never did give a cost invoice (parts and labour) for his female counterpart, The Bionic Woman, Jaime Somers. Probably because it’s like how a woman never reveals her age…. nor her repair costs.

    Imagine Jaime and Steve in the sack? There would’ve been a lot of “give away” electronic “bionic” sounds let alone the fact that they could’ve seriously hurt/damaged one another.

    Dr Rudy Wells be like “Gee, not another hard “session” Steve? Money doesn’t grow on trees you know. Dial it back a few notches will ya?!.”
     
  6. scartissue

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    Sugar Ray Robinson in Mission Impossible
    Maxie Rosenbloom in The Munsters
    George Chuvalo in The New Avengers
     
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  7. Thread Stealer

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    Tommy Hitman Hearns was in an episode of Who’s the Boss, he has a match with Tony Danza (who was a pro boxer before acting). Mike Tyson also had a cameo in that show.

    Hearns was also in Martin



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  8. Thread Stealer

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    Riddick Bowe was also on it

     
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  9. Pugguy

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    That’s excellent - one I didn’t catch back in the day.
     
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  10. SolomonDeedes

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    Yes - lots of familiar faces who probably weren't pulling down massive paychecks at the time so they were within the show's budget.
     
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    George Foreman briefly had his own sitcom.

    Sugar Ray Leonard and Roy Jones were on Married With Children





     
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  12. Mike Cannon

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    I dreamt of Jeannie many a time in my youth !
     
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  13. Mike Cannon

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    Walter Cartier was in lots of episodes of Sgt Bilko, mainly in the background mind you.
     
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  14. Pugguy

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    LOL. My crush was Samantha in Bewitched. Beautiful woman. Quite a powerful yearning actually, even though it was many years before I even hit adolescence. Sorry to digress…..can’t think of any fighters who appeared on her show.
     
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  15. scartissue

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    Oh, man, we were on the same page.
     
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