Kaylor V Christie..

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  1. Goran_

    Goran_ Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Really enjoyed this .. bit of a forgotten rivalry this one..

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  2. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

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    This was a genuine hate match but also a great fight
     
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    davidjay Well-Known Member Full Member

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    This one's still my all-time favourite domestic fight. What happened to Errol was so sad.
     
  4. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

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    I have said this on here several times but his book is a great read
     
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  5. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Drama go, and don't come back Full Member

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    Kaylor was a great watch
     
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  6. Fireman Fred

    Fireman Fred Member Full Member

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    I agree the book was excellent. Heartbreaking what happened to Errol. I´ve heard some say that weight problems (no Super-middle division at the time), spent too long as an amateur, beatings he took whilst training at the Kronk were some of the reasons for him never winning a title.

    Don´t know except he was a terrific fighter to watch with real power. His fights with Mark Kaylor, Chalie Boston, Jose Quinones and Andy Wright were spectacular.

    He had a string of impressive looking knockouts, terrific amateur career (won 10 titles) yet never even fought for a professional title.

    Never smoked but died of lung cancer which he believed came from the smoky halls when he fought as an amateur.

    Real shame.
     
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  7. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

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    Yes well said,love both Errol and Mark.True warriors
     
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    Fireman Fred Member Full Member

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    Mark Kaylor was brilliant. His fight with Roy Gumbs (another warrior) was terrific.

    Cameback from morale destroying loss to future champ Buster Drayton to give Tony Sibson a good fight before Christie.

    Gave his all against Herol Graham but Herol was at his peak, rebounded again to move up to light-heavy and give Tom Collins (arguably the hardest one punch puncher I´ve ever seen in Britain) a war before finishing at super-middleweight in another war against James Cook.

    Mark just couldn´t win that EBU title. 5 chances. Probably be fighting for World titles in today´s boxing world
     
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  9. Throwback

    Throwback "Somebody wake up Hicks" Full Member

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    Terribly sad what happened to Errol. Think he stayed amateur too long, and the Kronk gym wars aged him early, but what a talent. Kaylor a gritty hard hitting warrior, that was just a level below the very best, but seriously, what a privilege to see them , especially all for free!

    They both I think regretted the build up, and made up later on.

    Loved Tom Collins, proper old school light heavy, absolute missile of a right hand he had.


    Great post.
     
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