Songs that were popular during a fighters championship reign.

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  1. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Very cool.
     
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  2. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    Though I can’t confirm, I could guess Corbett’s ring entrances were meticulously choreographed to the fist pumping strains of Dame Nellie Melba or the like. Just imagine Corbett being lowered down into the ring in a cage to fight the Great John L. - the vision of same would’ve been enough to invert the Boston Strong Boy’s handle bar moustache!
     
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  3. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

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    Roy Jones coming out to "Thuggish Ruggish Bone" by Bone Thugs N Harmony and James Toney coming out to "Black Superman" By Above The Law. The golden age of Hip Hop right here in 1994. Both groups from Ruthless Records with Eazy-E as their executive producer. Eric "Eazy-E" Wright would die a few months later. My senior year in high school. A great time to be alive!!!

     
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    escudo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Luis Ortiz made his 23rd ring walk to Camptown races.
     
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    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

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    In the UK Mungo Jerry were no 1 with Baby jump
     
  6. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Hi Richard. Without googling I think that Ken Boothe's version of Everything I Own was top of the British charts when Muhammad beat George Foreman. In the U.S.A. it was Then Came You by Dionne Warwick & The Spinners.

    Good thread.
     
  7. Stevie G

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    I love 'Under The Mango Tree'
     
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    Ahh, Pug, this post made my day!
     
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    The Greatest Love of All - written and recorded for the move The Greatest, 1977. Sung by George Benson - about 9 years before Whitney’s version.

     
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  10. Vic The Gambler

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    When Mike Tyson clobbered Trevor Berbick to become the WBC World Heavyweight champion, Take My Breath Away by Berlin was the no1 single here in the UK.
    A very apt song because Tyson was taking everyone’s breath away back then, not least poor Trevor’s during that fight!
     
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    I screwed up - I meant to link the ONE HIT TO THE BODY version with boxing clips, there, much better.

    Trivia: Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin played the solo on this track - but he got so wasted with Mick and the boys while recording he couldn’t remember his contribution to the song or even what song he played on. LOL.

     
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  12. Pugguy

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    Ah, the old Top Gun tune. Cool song. My favourite Berlin tune however was a song called Sex released 3 years earlier in 83.

    Totally different sound to “Take my…”,god I miss the 80s. This can be Larry Holmes’ and Timmy Witherspoon’s song, for their fight in the same year. Haha

     
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    What a naughty song. But it has me more in mind of the Lewis-Akinwande hug-fest in 1997! Shame it wasn’t re-released in time for their love-in!
     
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    Cool song, eh? LOL, yes, very apt tune for Lewis-Ackinwande. Amazing that an actual child wasn’t borne (born) out of that union.
     
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