Your Top Ten All TIme Euro Middles?

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  1. cuchulain

    cuchulain Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He was, but of French parents.

    He was as much French as George Orwell was English, even though one of them was born in Algeria and the other in India.
     
  2. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I don’t know what the issue is here.
    It’s pretty simple, the OP asks fighters actually born in Europe.
    It doesn’t matter that Algeria was once a department of France geographically it’s in Africa, it has never been part of Europe it’s on the African continent.
    Agenda’s.
     
  3. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Did I suggest otherwise?
     
  4. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    But never part of Europe.
     
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  5. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ive read all Orwell's books but I don't recall him ever boxing.
    If anyone doesnt like my criteria they are at perfect liberty to abstain from participating in my thread.
    We are I believe a democratic forum?
     
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  6. The Slaps

    The Slaps New Member Full Member

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    Jaysus, what can't people understand McVey is looking for the top 10 boxers born on the geographical location known as Europe. Not what nationality they are, or what country their parents or great grand parents came from. Not the colonies of the European powers. Not the boxers belonging to parents who decided to move to Europe when the young boxerling was 18 months old, 4 days old or 15 years old. Not any boxers who hold 17 passports for 17 different European countries, but were born on the continent of North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Australasia or Antartica. Only boxers who were born within the border of the Ural mountians, Caucasus Mountians, Caspian Sea, Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ridge.
    Europe.
     
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  7. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Seeing that they’re both in Europe I would expect so Mark.
     
  8. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

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    :lol:
     
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  9. mcvey

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    Thank you for elucidating that on my behalf young man!
     
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  10. mark ant

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    lol!:duh
     
  11. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Just remember ,you are not alone!
     
  12. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    But he was raised up in Australia where he lived for most of his life and fought many times for Australian titles. Like Tszyu is born in Russia (won for it even a amateur world championship vs. Forrest in the final, in 1991), but is Australian, so is Bika who compete in he Olympic Games for his birth place Cameroon, from where is also the French for WBA/ WBO Middleweight world champion N'dam N'jikam.

    As I maintained before, the place of birth is not all. There are more significant points to clerify the nationality. Zidane is French and born in Algeria. Fitzsimmons was even in his lifetime not regarded as European.
     
  13. Mendoza

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    McVey forgets something every post.
     
  14. Mendoza

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    Algeria was ruled as part of France itself. Many French settlers (colons) migrated to Algeria. Does that make them not French? For example Marcel Cerdan was born in Algeria. Try telling a French boxing fan or historian Cerdan wasn't French. Okay, the history lesson is not over and you got quite a few people to include.
     
  15. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    What about Michele Challabre? This French actor who played in many theatre acts and about 160 films, was born in Marocco.
     


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