Sammy Davis Jr vs. Wilt Chamberlain

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  1. cslb

    cslb Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I heard the same thing also. Ali let Brown try to punch him and Brown quit trying after about a minute.
     
  2. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The story Bob Arum related — he was there, this took place apparently before Ali-Brian London which Bob was promoting IIRC — was he took several swings and missed, then Ali hit him (probably not with full force) with a 1-2 … and Jim said, ‘OK, I get it’ and noped out.
     
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  3. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Like Rocky Balboa said during the press conference between Drago and Apollo Creed in 1985's Rocky 5, He Would Have Needed A Ladder.
     
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  4. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    For an seriously ugly (especially after his eye popped out during a car crash) and scrawny guy, Davis sure
    shagged some fine ass women. He had a life long love affair with Kim Novak.

    Just goes to show that women are attracted to famous and/or rich men no matter how ugly rather than poor men no matter how handsome.
     
  5. Titan1

    Titan1 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Jim and Wilt were great athletes, and Wilt even beat Jim 3 times when they raced against each other at a party in LA in the early 60's
     
  6. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I would love to see that story Titan!
     
  7. steve21

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    There's a terrific photo of that, taken at the moment of impact - you can see the glove compressing as it hits Brown's unprotected face - in Thomas Hauser's excellent Ali biography. In the pic, you can see Ali is wearing dress pants - it was that spontaneous of an event. It was likely taken by Howard Bingham and copyrighted; I can't find a copy anywhere on line.
     
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  8. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    Chamberlain ko 2 Davis.
     
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  9. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Lol, funny. Wilt The Hit Man Chamberlain. I hope Sammy can make it to 2 - his only hope possibly being non stop running in and out between and under Wilt’s stilts.
     
  10. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 El Radar Dios los bendiga Full Member

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    Not a lot of people realise that even a jab from someone like Ali is enough to pacify anything close to a fighting attitude.
     
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  11. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I read Hauser's biography, I recall no photos like that.
    Either I forgot-but it was not many years ago-or I may well have had an edition without pictures!
     
  12. steve21

    steve21 Active Member Full Member

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    QUOTE="Entaowed, post: 22045555, member: 98541"]I read Hauser's biography, I recall no photos like that.
    Either I forgot-but it was not many years ago-or I may well have had an edition without pictures![/QUOTE]

    My apologies - it’s in Howard Bingham’s “Muhammad Ali - A Thirty Year Journey” I was able to find the photo in a search for the book, but it’s blocked from copying … it’s on the same page with a photo of Elvis squaring off in a karate stance with Ali, who looks skeptical and amused
     
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