Send in your ATG to outbox and/or beat Ezzard Charles at LHW

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  1. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Active Member Full Member

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    Champions like Delaney ,and Berlenbach, filled arenas back in the 20's
     
  2. JackSilver

    JackSilver Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Maybe Spinks, Foster and Jones Jr.
     
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  3. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    There was four dollars to the pound up to about 1960. The British championship brought in a lot of money. I think Jack Doyal Jack Peterson drew 100,000 to white city. Len Harvey, Tommy Farr, Woodcock And Mills netted a lot of money in their careers. More money than some world champions ever did. Post war Boxing was huge in the U.K.
     
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  4. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Bruce Woodcock made a lot of money. There was four dollars to the pound then. His purses by today’s money would have been huge. I bet woodcock made more money than most pre war light heavyweight champions. The gate for his fight with Savold was about 85,000 fans. Twenty Guineas for ringside.

    I think as the opponent, Joe Baksi made about £20,000 from the two fights he had in London fighting against the british heavyweight champ and british lightheavyweight champion Within six months. He won both fights then went back to America. The british champions were huge attractions.
     
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  5. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Active Member Full Member

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    I very much doubt it.Woodcock ended up in straightened circumstances.
    And you are only referring to the UK,pretty much small potatoes as far as the world scene goes.
    PS THE PETERSON V DOYLE FIGHT DREW 70,000 STILL VERY GOOD BUT 30,000 SHORT.
     
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  6. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Active Member Full Member

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    WOODCOCK AND SAVOLD DREW JUST OVER 50,000 ,NOT 75,000.
     
  7. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    That's Greb alright. It's just a section of the training newsreel from before the Walker fight that's been colorised. Still cool though.
     
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    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    He wasn't within the tgen 170Ib Light Heavyweight limit though
     
  9. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    I'm sorry, I know hes a legend and all with the GOAT résumé, but has to be better than that, surely. He looks pretty shocking, have you seen any articles saying he went easy in sparring? Or if it was for fitness?
     
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  10. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The tired old Ezzard Charles was always really a natural heavyweight agenda again.
     
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  11. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti The Ad Wolgast of Googling Stuff Full Member

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    He sparring Philadelphia Jack O'Brien, who would have been about 47. I think it was just for the cameras.
     
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  12. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    Well I don't think he has much practice Infront of cameras
     
  13. Minotauro

    Minotauro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Spinks, Jones, Tunney and Foster would have the best chance but I'd still favour Charles over all of them.
     
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  14. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    If you put a gun to my head, I would say Harry Greb, because at least he wouldn't be trying to out Ezzard Ezzard!
     
  15. GoldenHulk

    GoldenHulk Active Member Full Member

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    I'll send in Michael Spinks and Dwight Muhammad Qawi.
     
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