Why does boxing fetishize its past so much?

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  1. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Repetition over decades tends to blow things out of proper proportion. We have paintings, poetry and polemics that recount the Dempsey-Firpo fight like it was two gods fighting on a mountaintop with hammers and lightning bolts... when in all actuality it was a skilled fighter chopping down a complete amateur in methodical fashion, briefly interrupted when the skilled fighter was pushed out of the ring. Big deal.
     
  2. HOUDINI

    HOUDINI Boxing Addict Full Member

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    No one put Firpo on a pedestal. It was WELL KNOWN AND WELL UNDERSTOOD at the time of the fight that Firpo was a dangerous puncher with only a rudimentary knowledge of the finer points of the game. Only liars try to twist history into something it was not.

    Further it is not well known that Firpo has a dislocated left elbow the day before the bout. The doctor assigned to the bout wanted to cancel the bout. Firpo pleaded to be allowed to fight Dempsey and in an effort to prove he was fit for the bout slammed his left hand against the metal topped examination table he was sitting on and never let out a wimper. The doctor pulled his elbow back in place again without any sign of pain from the challenger. Here was a fighter with a dislocated arm pleading to step into the ring the next evening against the most destructive puncher in the world.
     
  3. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    No sh*t, Sherlock.

    Unfortunately, despite your entirely pedantic input, you missed the import of my post.

    Perhaps we need an intellectual ruler in these parts, along with a sign that states, "If you're not this tall, you can't ride." It would suck for you but would make things better overall.
     
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  4. HOUDINI

    HOUDINI Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I have two bachelors degrees and an MBA. You?
     
  5. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Which Community College?

    BA, BS, MA.... And I could give a crap for the credentials based on modern academia.
     
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  6. HOUDINI

    HOUDINI Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You don’t obtain an MBA from a community college nor a BS. But you would not know that. Your one of “those type” people.

    What’s your net worth? Annual salary? I’d bet it reflects your tendencies on these boards.
     
  7. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I do well for myself and am smart enough not to have a salary but enjoy those low taxed dividends.
     
  8. HOUDINI

    HOUDINI Boxing Addict Full Member

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    All my dividends I reinvest into my retirement funds.
     
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  9. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    That's the way go.
     
  10. reznick

    reznick Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I got a blueberry farm, am looking for investors.

    DM me
     
  11. reznick

    reznick Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The mad lad actually DMd me.

    We boutta make a blueberry empire.
    Eat my shorts scrubs.
     
  12. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    When these two get done comparing d/cks maybe they can get back to boxing.
     
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  13. Vockerman

    Vockerman LightJunior SuperFlyweigt Full Member

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    The sport without a celebrated past has nothing to aspire to and therefore no future. The complementary position to this is if "boxing is in every day and every way getting only better and better" then the fighters we have today are the best there have ever been. This is an obviously redonkulus position for anyone with even a rudimentary appreciation or knowledge of boxing...
    I have my own experience, perspectives, ideas and opinions and will favor the fighters I choose to favor regardless of their historical placement. If that doesn't meet with certain folks approval I hope they are entirely, outrageously and completely Offended.
    They may rail against my opinions but keyboard warriors are nothing to fear. I conclude that this entire post is the work of a troll, folks please don't listen to or continue to feed the creature under the bridge. He has made it clear he does not respect our views, the feeling is mutual and the GENERAL FORUM is that way ==>
     
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  14. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    You're talking about a guy who had an avatar of his watch if I remember right.
     
  15. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Not here for the fairy tales Full Member

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    Damn, you're really gonna sell out your former teacher like that?

    These bros ain't loyal!
     


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