If you wanted a life long friend, what all time great fighter would you want?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Richard M Murrieta, May 14, 2022.

  1. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

    10,675
    13,914
    Jul 16, 2019
    If you wanted a life long friend, what all time great fighter would you want? Would you want maybe a Floyd Patterson or a Marvelous Marvin Hagler to be there for you or just to hang out with?
     
  2. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

    5,009
    4,795
    Sep 22, 2021
    Cleveland Williams, obviously.
     
    Barm, Rakesh, Jel and 2 others like this.
  3. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,353
    3,696
    Aug 17, 2011
  4. Mike_b

    Mike_b Active Member Full Member

    1,033
    692
    Jul 9, 2020
    Manny, teach me the gospel and how to box. Plus I could rock all my Filipino gear without looking like an alien lol with my jerseys, necklaces, only fitting for a fight night in Las Vegas lol. Plus I could finally ask buboy wtf he's talking about in between rounds lol. Not to mention meet the boxing master Freddie Roach!
     
  5. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

    5,009
    4,795
    Sep 22, 2021
    ATG boxer and human being. A real gentleman. Did you ever watch the version of Huckleberry Finn where he plays Jim? He did well.
     
    Saintpat and Pugguy like this.
  6. Rubber Glove Sandwich

    Rubber Glove Sandwich Member Full Member

    398
    671
    Aug 15, 2020
    He was also in an episode of the 1960's batman show.
     
  7. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

    5,009
    4,795
    Sep 22, 2021
    Nice. What role did he play? Was he in it long? I know that Arguello was on a crime show I forget the name of, Miami Vice I think.
     
    Richard M Murrieta, Jel and Pugguy like this.
  8. Rubber Glove Sandwich

    Rubber Glove Sandwich Member Full Member

    398
    671
    Aug 15, 2020
    He was a banker and he's only in there for about 5 minutes. I didn't know that fact about Arguello. Thanks for sharing.
     
  9. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

    5,009
    4,795
    Sep 22, 2021
    I think Emile Griffith would be a kind soul to know. Arguello before his troubled retirement was a gent.
     
    Richard M Murrieta, Pugguy and Fogger like this.
  10. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

    11,615
    5,086
    Feb 26, 2009
    I couldn't pick a friend like that or it would not be real.. They have their good friends and I have mine. Friends are more instinctive. But I see what you mean, some guys look better than others. We really don't know any of the fighters personally we think we know. Knowing someone well takes a lot more than seeing them on TV.
     
    Richard M Murrieta and Pugguy like this.
  11. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

    13,735
    6,886
    Aug 22, 2004
    I love Hagler, but he'd be the type of friend who kept reminding you for years about the time at the bar he bought more rounds than you and how the world at large owed him for it.
     
  12. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

    1,462
    1,463
    Jun 23, 2021
    For a person who have been sh_tting pretty much the whole time a topic Cleveland Williams came up, I have to admit this is quite a surprise.
     
    Richard M Murrieta likes this.
  13. Pugguy

    Pugguy Well-Known Member Full Member

    2,068
    2,946
    Aug 22, 2021
    The Old Mongoose is actually a great pick.

    Otherwise, for sh*ts and giggles, Max Baer is a good choice.

    For a no nonsense, uniformly held guy - Joe Frazier fits the bill, a nice bloke and what you see would be what you get. Actually, just struck me, Ken Norton also for much the same reasons - though he prob doesn’t quite fit the requirement of being an ATG.

    Post drinking John L would’ve been interesting to hang out and talk with also.
     
    Richard M Murrieta likes this.
  14. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    21,707
    1,527
    Jul 17, 2009
    Muhammad Ali
    Ken Norton
    John Conteh
     
  15. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

    5,889
    9,064
    Oct 20, 2017
    Yep, Arguello was in an episode of Miami Vice:
    This content is protected

    and so was Roberto Duran:
    This content is protected


    Also, Don King, Tex Cobb and Mark Breland. Miami Vice - p4p the best TV show of the 80s.