When Willie Pep broke his back, what qualities did he lost in the ring?

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  1. Thirdtonunn24

    Thirdtonunn24 New Member Full Member

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    What qualities he had in the ring got weakened?
     
  2. Kell Macabe

    Kell Macabe Member Full Member

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    Almost all of his quality’s were diminished more so than others.

    Kinda hard to tell because there is almost no footage of a truly prime Pep.
     
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  3. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I imagine an injury like that can effect pretty much every aspect of an athlete’s game.
     
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  4. surfinghb

    surfinghb Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He broke his leg as well. Others died in that crash ,, he recovered very well considering he was basically in a full body cast ..and went on quite a tear to say the least ,, he kept boxing for 18 more years I believe .. He averaged a fight every 6 - 8 weeks for 26 years ... Its insane
    This interview here .. he explains what happened

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  5. vast

    vast Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    No doubt that crash and the injuries he sustained had a lasting impact on his abilities. Nonetheless, he achieved ATG status.
     
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  6. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He was 110-1-1 before the crash. Whatever it took out of him, he sucked afterwards. He won 119 fights but he had 10 losses. And he was mostly fighting bums, cab drivers and cans, and he still lost 10 times.
     
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  7. surfinghb

    surfinghb Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ouch !!! You know his 4 fights with Saddler were after the plane crash not before right ?? And he beat 5 guys who beat Saddler
     
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  8. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 52-0 banned Full Member

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    Sandy Saddler was one hell of a cab driver.
     
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  9. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    The Uber business was a lot rougher back then.
     
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  10. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 52-0 banned Full Member

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    He wouldn’t be able to compete with modern cabbies don’t give me that garbage he’d be lucky to work as an Uber now and he’d never sniff limo driver.
     
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  11. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Until he healed,mobility.
     
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  12. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I was being sarcastic.
     
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  13. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    How he came back is amazing. To actually do what he did takes strength.