Walcott Sparred With a Goat Prior To 2nd Marciano Fight

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  1. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    As publicity for their rematch Harry Mendel the publicist charged Marciano with having deliberately butted Walcott causing a cut on his eye. To further his claims he had Walcott get into a ring with a Billy Goat and push him back trying to provoke a series of butts from the goat,unfortunately for the Walcott camp the Goat wouldn't play ball.Mendel wanted to bring the Goat to the arena for the rematch but the IBC vetoed the idea.
     
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  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    That's strange, I read the title as he Sparred with the Greatest Of All Time, not an actual goat
     
  3. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Well-Known Member Full Member

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    That goat would grow up to be Evander Holyfield after overcoming it's fear of headbutting

    Also where'd you find this story?
     
  4. reznick

    reznick Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Marcianos opponents took him so lightly that they had them sparring with circus animals.
    And this is the "champion" you all put on a pedestal?

    Lowry beat him too.
    When will you all learn.
     
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  5. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The OAT would then be in capitals too.
     
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  6. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I don't see the point of this ,but then I don't see the point of a lot of your pithy asides,my loss I suppose.


    Just read it in Sullivan's bio of Marciano. I like to do research on subjects that interest me.
     
  7. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Please don't ban me Full Member

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    That goats tactics were probably cleaner than some of Rocky's :)
     
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  8. Rope-a-Dope

    Rope-a-Dope Active Member Full Member

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    Was it the GOAT goat?
     
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  9. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    That's the reason Marciano steamrolled him, you have to spar with a BOAT to prepare yourself for what the Rock brings......
     
  10. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Wonder if this was the famous Billy Goat Gruff ,Who retired with a record of 66fights and 5 defeats???
    Billy's toughest fight came against A.Troll of course .Which ended with Gruff knocking Troll over the bridge ..At the time of this fight BGG was an actual 1000 to 1 Under dog !!
     
  11. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Gruff just wasn't tuff enough to bring the Marciano stuff.
     
  12. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Lol .I don't know Wass,he beat the stuffing out of Troll ..and he was a scary lookin mother ..
     
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  13. KernowWarrior

    KernowWarrior Cornwalls Finest Full Member

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    A goat pah
    How about but prior to the Foreman fight, Ali said " I’ve wrestled with alligators, I’ve tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning and throw Thunder in jail. You know I’m bad. just last week, I murdered a rock";)
     
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  14. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    LMMFAO. Classic. Thank you!
     
  15. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    A goat ? You're kidding.