Irish Boxing

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by ardy, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. fra

    fra Boxing Junkie Full Member

    7,733
    43
    Jan 11, 2008
    I had a good nite... regardless of talent... not every1 can be a world beater
     
  2. J0E_90

    J0E_90 Member Full Member

    477
    66
    Apr 2, 2015
    Glad you enjoyed it. Didn't know you were down, would have introduced myself!
     
    fra likes this.
  3. puca

    puca Boxing Addict Full Member

    3,612
    116
    Nov 11, 2006
    100 percent Fra thats my point if the guys arent world beaters let them box each other and you will have a good nights boxing and entertainment that people will return to see again and again,Nothing lost in a good defeat for these guys,
     
    fra likes this.
  4. dutchie

    dutchie Active Member Full Member

    640
    8
    Dec 2, 2010
    THE GREAT ANDY LEE.
    So I think we can take it now that Andy mightn't be coming back and is fully retired. Was a bit surprised myself as I felt he still had a lot to offer and was young enough but it's probably easy for us to judge on this side.
    I must thank the man for a number of reasons, firstly for bringing professional boxing to Limerick which was all new to the majority of Limerick men and for us to have a live candidate for a world title and for ultimately pulling it off.
    He brought great pride to his people and we have a great sporting county but he brought us on a different path and what a ride we got, he was a true gent and always had a few words for everyone especially the amateurs like myself who wouldn't be the best at spotting great technique, my sons were nearly sick of following me following Andy when he was opening shops or new businesses around the city.
    The great trips away to New York, Las Vegas ,Manchester etc. will live forever and the making of new friends north and south. The vegas trip will be the one that will be remembered for years to come, there were a good loyal group of fans there from Limerick and a good few from new York and a sprinkle from Cavan ,Glasgow and Sligo. To think one of our own was the world champion was something very special indeed, when the ref stopped the fight we went beserk, we sang and danced throughout Las Vegas until dawn. Andy could have went down the route of name calling opponents and slagging everything about them which like conor mc and would probably have brought extra fans but not this man, he let his gloves do the talking.
    I think his best performance was the second fight against Brian Vera, he showed he could mix power will skill and defence and showed he could step it up with the best, the fight against quillin was a serious fight, he was a beast of a man and to knock quillin for the first time in his career was quiet a feat.
    A person once said to me we should all have heroes and he was right ,another man said you should never meet your hero as you would be disappointed but he was wrong.
    I wish the man all the very best in life and thank him for the special memories and hopefully will cross paths again in Limerick ,whether the Gaelic grounds, thomond park or the great greyhound track, thanks great man.
     
  5. fra

    fra Boxing Junkie Full Member

    7,733
    43
    Jan 11, 2008
    cheers pal
     
  6. fra

    fra Boxing Junkie Full Member

    7,733
    43
    Jan 11, 2008
    I enjoyed his career ... great boxer and a great person also.... thanks 4 the memories
     
  7. lencoreastside

    lencoreastside Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    18,713
    3,881
    Dec 27, 2010
    That's a really lovely tribute Dutchie. Well done!
     
  8. fra

    fra Boxing Junkie Full Member

    7,733
    43
    Jan 11, 2008
    a busy weekend ahead 4 some of our fiters.... starting with Burnett defending his world title on the AJ undercard... also in Britain Geraghty and Meli are out ... stateside Quigley and Moylette are keeping busy
     
  9. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

    367,072
    48,759
    Nov 30, 2006
    Still can't wrap my head around Lee vs. Duddy never coming off back in the day. Yes, yes, I know Duddy was (in hindsight) many levels beneath him and don't mean to insult Andy by bringing it up - but it would've been so damn lucrative, either in the Eire or Boston/NYC - not to mention fun while it lasted.
     
    SnatchBox likes this.
  10. fra

    fra Boxing Junkie Full Member

    7,733
    43
    Jan 11, 2008
    This content is protected


    this could bring massive fite nites 2 Ireland... exciting or wat
     
    SnatchBox likes this.
  11. marty

    marty Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,487
    173
    Mar 20, 2008
    Maybe we can see some large promotions in Dublin also
     
    SnatchBox likes this.
  12. SnatchBox

    SnatchBox Boxing Full Member

    5,434
    4,682
    Nov 26, 2016
  13. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

    367,072
    48,759
    Nov 30, 2006
  14. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt ESB's own bitchy old Capote-cum-Runyon Full Member

    367,072
    48,759
    Nov 30, 2006
  15. slapbangwhallop

    slapbangwhallop The Sweet Scientist Full Member

    15,878
    13
    Oct 13, 2007
    How did the fight turn out mate?

    Just kiddin! But what you expect me to do, not promote the fight as much as I could. It was always going to be a cracker and deserved the hype.