Top10 Small Hall Heroes

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  1. channy

    channy Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Najib Daho, RIP.
     
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    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Not without ability and an excellent ticket seller I always thought West Ham's Mo Hussein would get higher up than he did. He did win a Commonwealth cup but basically his career was built around being top of the bill at the York Hall.
     
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    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Excellent call. As Pat Cowdell will testify to, you were not on the ball Daho would have you.
     
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    LoadedGlove Active Member Full Member

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    Certainly TWE. Brave as they come. I used to spar him at Birmingham City ABC. Way better than me but never gave me the beating he could have. Or did you mean his Dad ? Now he was a hard case !
     
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  5. LoadedGlove

    LoadedGlove Active Member Full Member

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    I guess you would have been there too.
     
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    LoadedGlove Active Member Full Member

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    Collins was so talented. That was big right hand he had. Sparked Antonio Harris with it.
     
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    LoadedGlove Active Member Full Member

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    Almost guaranteed fireworks with Roy. Saw him smash Tommy Taylor and the very scary Steve Aquillina. Fabulous painter. Does seascapes these days.
     
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    LoadedGlove Active Member Full Member

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    Yes TBooze. The very thing. Giving the lot to be the Boss of your own back yard.
     
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    LoadedGlove Active Member Full Member

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    Roy once fought in Ghana or Nigeria. The canvass was so loose he broke his ankle... And boxed 8 rounds on it. No stylist but a real tough fellow.
     
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    If we were doing one on best and most skilful journeymen, The Professor would be second only to Billy Waith. However, I never bought a ticket to watch Pete. To be fair, in the 90's he was probably on the card anyhow.
    Best journeymen ? I think you should host that one.
     
  11. LoadedGlove

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    Tough little man with a lovely personality. He came to our gym to spar Pat and Tony Willis. Everyone liked him. Shame it went sour between him and Cowdell. A genuine small hall warrior for sure. Just look at his record.
     
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    Yeah, Mo could have it. Not well looked after I didn't think. He was a Lightweight but got chucked in with Lloyd Christie for the British Light Welterweight Title. Think Lloyd stopped him in the last round . Very brave lad.
     
  13. pow

    pow Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Anyone remember Takaloo? He was limited but always fun to watch and came across as a top bloke, I remember him on Calzaghe under cards, Warren tried to build up a rivalry with Wayne Alexander (also worth a mention) who absolutely bingo'd him with a peach of a left hook. He beat Eamon Magee in Belfast but cannot find the fight anywhere online. Another one I used to follow from around that time was Paul 'Scrap Iron' Ryan, who was also limited but a genuine hard man, he was on a great knockout run before getting brutally stopped by John Thaxton (coincidentally, also by a left hook)
     
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    Tak is living in Margate. A really genuine and nice fella.
    Was it Ryan who beat Wally Swift in a proper war ? I remember Thaxton planting him. Ryan was another example of what I'm talking about.
     
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    pow Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I remember his fight against the Spanish fella on a Naseem undercard it was pure entertainment. He was pushing for a world title shot before he came unstuck never had any amateur experience either apparently. Legend.
     
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