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Southpaw16BF
07-16-2009, 05:06 PM
Fritzie Zivic is a fighter that I feel gets overlooked and his especailly his resume of wins. Zivic was a busy and talented man with his fists and a very popular fighter; But, he could also be extremely rough, an expert in guerilla warfare, and use his head, elbows, forearms, knees and thumbs (although he denied using his thumbs); According to the "Tough Man" - any part of his enemy was a "fair-game" target - yes, any part !!!

Ray Robinson said he learnt more of the Zivic fights more than any others.

Fritzie knew how to fight and was one of five fighting Zivic brothers - along with Joe, Eddie, Pete and Jack; During his career, he won he Welterweight Championship of the World. And had over 200 fights and fouth best of a rich filled era. Joined the United States Army April 14, 1944 at the New Cumberland, PA army reception center, after being inducted in Pittsburgh

Zivic's Resume Of Wins
Henry Armstrong
Charley Burley
Jake Lamotta
Sammy Angott
Lew Jenkins
Al "Bummy" Davis
Johnny Jadick
Jackie Burke
Eddie Booker
Harry Weekly
Bobby Pacho
Baby" Salvy Saban
Kenny LaSalle
Kid Azteca,
Milt Aron,
Saverio Turiello
Johnny Barbara
Laddie Tonielli
Tony Falco
Chuck Woods
Harry Dublinsky
"Baby" Sal Sorio
Eddie Ran
Pete "K.O." Castillo
Maxie Berger
Reuben Shank
Carmen Notch
Billy Arnold
"Wild" Bill McDowell

This is one hell of a resume of wins. You have former champions, all time great fighters and brillant contenders aswell as some solid one's. In all, Zivic met seven future Hall of Famers and nine world champions.

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GJC
07-16-2009, 07:26 PM
Fritzie Zivic is a fighter that I feel gets overlooked and his especailly his resume of wins. Zivic was a busy and talented man with his fists and a very popular fighter; But, he could also be extremely rough, an expert in guerilla warfare, and use his head, elbows, forearms, knees and thumbs (although he denied using his thumbs); According to the "Tough Man" - any part of his enemy was a "fair-game" target - yes, any part !!!

Ray Robinson said he learnt more of the Zivic fights more than any others.

Fritzie knew how to fight and was one of five fighting Zivic brothers - along with Joe, Eddie, Pete and Jack; During his career, he won he Welterweight Championship of the World. And had over 200 fights and fouth best of a rich filled era. Joined the United States Army April 14, 1944 at the New Cumberland, PA army reception center, after being inducted in Pittsburgh

Zivic's Resume Of Wins
Henry Armstrong
Charley Burley
Jake Lamotta
Sammy Angott
Lew Jenkins
Al "Bummy" Davis
Johnny Jadick
Jackie Burke
Eddie Booker
Harry Weekly
Bobby Pacho
Baby" Salvy Saban
Kenny LaSalle
Kid Azteca,
Milt Aron,
Saverio Turiello
Johnny Barbara
Laddie Tonielli
Tony Falco
Chuck Woods
Harry Dublinsky
"Baby" Sal Sorio
Eddie Ran
Pete "K.O." Castillo
Maxie Berger
Reuben Shank
Carmen Notch
Billy Arnold
"Wild" Bill McDowell

This is one hell of a resume of wins. You have former champions, all time great fighters and brillant contenders aswell as some solid one's. In all, Zivic met seven future Hall of Famers and nine world champions.

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Zivic was as rough a fighter who ever put on gloves. He used laces, head, elbows, anything
He fought anyone and pretty much everyone and I believe he had the most ever losses for a fighter who become a world champion.
To his credit he fought many coloured fighters which was rare in the era he fought, though he did buy Charley Burley's contract to avoid having to fight him again!
To be added to Southpaw's list are also a few fighters he fought but didn't manage to beat:
Bob Montgomery
Billy Conn
Beau Jack
Sugar Ray Robinson
Red Cochrane
Billy Conn
Lou Ambers

Tough tough guy

Miburo
07-16-2009, 07:32 PM
Zivic is mostly remembered as one of the dirtiest fighters of all time. I would say due to this his name is more well-known than many of his contemporaries. His victories over Armstrong marked the slow decline of the latter's career.

TheGreatA
07-16-2009, 09:19 PM
He fought everybody.

Zivic gave Armstrong quite a beating. His story about the Armstrong fights:

http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1135345/index.htm

http://www.antekprizering.com/armstrongzivic1203.jpeg

http://www.antekprizering.com/zivicarmstrongii6839.jpeg

Armstrong later came back to beat Zivic in their third bout.

Southpaw16BF
07-16-2009, 10:08 PM
Zivic was as rough a fighter who ever put on gloves. He used laces, head, elbows, anything
He fought anyone and pretty much everyone and I believe he had the most ever losses for a fighter who become a world champion.
To his credit he fought many coloured fighters which was rare in the era he fought, though he did buy Charley Burley's contract to avoid having to fight him again!To be added to Southpaw's list are also a few fighters he fought but didn't manage to beat:
Bob Montgomery
Billy Conn
Beau Jack
Sugar Ray Robinson
Red Cochrane
Billy Conn
Lou Ambers

Tough tough guy
This article I posted about Burley explains is better...........
http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=283441&highlight=charley+burley

GJC
07-17-2009, 08:26 AM
This article I posted about Burley explains is better...........
http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=283441&highlight=charley+burley
Hey did my best! :)

mickey malone
07-17-2009, 04:52 PM
Freakishly tough!..... Gets overlooked on resume of loses.... Real shame, cos I regard him as an ATG... An odd canundrum, as he beat much better fighters than he lost to...