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joeboxer
02-16-2005, 03:52 PM
Boxers are obviously some of the most interesting people in the world outside the ring so this thread is for people to put up their best boxer stories.

joeboxer
02-16-2005, 03:53 PM
Jack Demsy once drank a whole case of whiskey so that he could cure himself of neumonia. And he came from a mormon family!

joeboxer
02-16-2005, 03:55 PM
Mike Tyson used to ask little old ladies if he could help them carry their bags from a grocery store to their cars. When they got to the car he would KO the grandma and take her purse and her groceries.

joeboxer
02-16-2005, 03:57 PM
This is the best. Ike Ibeaubuchi was getting ready for a fight and the owner of the building came in to his dressing room and wished him good luck, Mr. Ibeabuchi. He didn't call Ike, The President and so Ike refused to fight. After about a half hour Ike's trainers convinced him to go out and fight, but only because it was "The Presidential" thing to do.

jack_the_rippuh
02-16-2005, 07:55 PM
Mike Tyson once said, he would **** somoene until they loved 'em..
Could you imagine that?

Pugnacious_Z
02-17-2005, 02:38 AM
and i heard a story dat 10 ppl wanted to rape tyson in jail and tyson knock all them out, any1 heard dat?

McGoorty
08-12-2011, 12:45 PM
and i heard a story dat 10 ppl wanted to rape tyson in jail and tyson knock all them out, any1 heard dat?
SAM LANGFORD,.........When asked why Sam was waving at his opponent before a round started,.... Sam replied to his cornerman,.... "Well, I was just saying goodbye to him !!!", a few short moments later,.... LANGFORD knocked the guy out cold.... TRUE STORY !!!,,. one of the great Boxing LOL's.///////......... LOL,..lol.

Barnburner
08-12-2011, 02:26 PM
Barney Ross received a silver star after carrying a wounded team mate on his back and single handedly defending himself and the wounded man from a squad of enemies in the war.

He then got addicted to morphine came off it and does talks at university about the dangers of drugs.

Very inspirational man.

McGoorty
08-12-2011, 03:43 PM
Barney Ross received a silver star after carrying a wounded team mate on his back and single handedly defending himself and the wounded man from a squad of enemies in the war.

He then got addicted to morphine came off it and does talks at university about the dangers of drugs.

Very inspirational man.
I know he wasn't known for his Boxing, but he was a warrior,... Former Test Cricket Great & Superstar (even the KING loved him) And WW2 BOMBER Pilot,...KEITH MILLER, was once told by a reporter that he was indeed brave for facing some of the fastest and most dangerous bowling in history (Wes Hall ???),...... Miller dismissed the idea,... Keith replied,.. "BRAVE ??????,.... Mate I'm not Brave, Brave is HAVING A MESSERSCHMIDT Up Your RRRSE". .....It Seems that Keith Miller had a different perspective............ AND, I haven't heard a better quote from anybody, EVER !! ..a Classic, from a classic man.

JAB5239
08-12-2011, 04:40 PM
I know he wasn't known for his Boxing, but he was a warrior,.

Ross was known as an exceptional boxer who fought a very smart fight.

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ghns1133
08-12-2011, 04:55 PM
Duran beat 5 guys in a streat fight cause they wanted to take his girl....

he also shine shoes and danced in the streets for coins....

henry armstrong had an irregular heartbeat and it took him 2 hoursn to warm up before a fight....

dempsey was a hobo from 14 years old untill he was into his twentys and became a pro....

Graziano and Lamotta were buddys they grew up in the same neightbourhood and went to the same reforms school for a while....

McGoorty
08-12-2011, 05:11 PM
Ross was known as an exceptional boxer who fought a very smart fight.

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And Barney Ross sometimes fought as if he had a Messerschmidt up his backside too.

McGoorty
08-12-2011, 05:13 PM
Duran beat 5 guys in a streat fight cause they wanted to take his girl....

he also shine shoes and danced in the streets for coins....

henry armstrong had an irregular heartbeat and it took him 2 hoursn to warm up before a fight....

dempsey was a hobo from 14 years old untill he was into his twentys and became a pro....

Graziano and Lamotta were buddys they grew up in the same neightbourhood and went to the same reforms school for a while....
That's why I posted Hobo Blues by John Lee Hooker as Jack Dempseys tribute Song,.......... ....... (plug)