View Full Version : Boxers who were eccentric


Derranged
09-19-2009, 11:23 AM
Who were they? Provide examples if you could.

Benncollinsaad
09-19-2009, 01:13 PM
You can put Pernell Whitaker in that category. And Macho Camacho as well. At least when it comes to ring outfits and entrance.:lol1:

mrboxer
09-19-2009, 01:46 PM
i have yet to see any,whitaker and camacho looked more like clowns:boxing:

EDD1
09-19-2009, 01:58 PM
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no one beats tthis man

mrboxer
09-19-2009, 02:07 PM
you are right no one beats this man,he is bozo the clown:boxing:

TheGreatA
09-19-2009, 03:07 PM
Supposedly Gypsy Joe Harris was a real character in the 1960's. He fought his whole career with only one working eye.

http://www.thesweetscience.com/boxing-article/2432/gypsy-joe-harris-career-life-interrupted/

Boxing_12
09-19-2009, 04:29 PM
Carlos Monzon

GJC
09-20-2009, 07:15 PM
Max Baer and Jack Sharkey were characters

GJC
09-20-2009, 07:16 PM
Chris Eubank

Benncollinsaad
09-20-2009, 07:28 PM
Max Baer and Jack Sharkey were characters

Yeah, Baer was quite an eccentric! He seemed to prefer being a clown than a boxer. "Madcap Maxie"-lol!:lol1: He was a character. Dunno much about Sharkey, but it seems he was popular. Eubank ofc was and is a character as well. And Naseem Hamed, but I don't like him.:grumpy:

antk
09-21-2009, 10:08 AM
Hans Strecht (German middleweight of the 40's/50s)might qualify - after being disqualified in one of his fights he knocked out the ref and chased everybody out of the ring -then took a bow!

Derranged
09-21-2009, 01:09 PM
What about that fat white dude who knocked down a shot Joe Lewis?

"I'll moider the bum!!!"

GJC
09-21-2009, 01:21 PM
What about that fat white dude who knocked down a shot Joe Lewis?

"I'll moider the bum!!!"
Tony Galento, not sure about eccentric certainly a hell of a character. Depends on how you define eccentric I guess.

BigMacFoster
09-21-2009, 01:26 PM
What about that fat white dude who knocked down a shot Joe Lewis?

"I'll moider the bum!!!"


Louis was shot?????????

Derranged
09-21-2009, 01:33 PM
Louis was shot?????????

Was he? I dont know, I thought he was.

Anyway, as for him being eccentric, I guess he wasn't.

TheGreatA
09-21-2009, 01:55 PM
Was he? I dont know, I thought he was.

Anyway, as for him being eccentric, I guess he wasn't.

He was certainly a character and a bit odd as well. Any man who has a boxing match with a bear (a real one, not Baer) must be.

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

mickey malone
09-23-2009, 01:41 PM
Eubank has to take the biscuit here.. I mean, what kind of a bloke drives a 40 foot truck while clad in a 3 piece tweed suit, big brown jodphurs, while sporting a monocle & cain combo..

I suppose you could say George Foreman was an eccentric to.. I believe he's named 5 of his sons George.. I've always found that a bit odd..

Ricardo Myorga, Jorge Piaz & Ali all liked to do things differently to..

From the old school, I'd say John L Sullivan & Jack Johnson were a bit off the wall..

MARKBNLV
09-23-2009, 01:51 PM
today i would have to say paulie m

mrboxer
09-23-2009, 01:55 PM
tony galento had that big fat beer gut,i dont know if he qualifies but his gut was huge,:boxing:

Derranged
09-23-2009, 01:57 PM
I heard that DeMarcus Corley wears Victoria's Secret underwear... Larry Merchant mentioned that right before the first bell of his fight with Zab Judah.. I think that would qualify, unless he's gay.

r1e2y4
09-23-2009, 02:28 PM
Today Roy Jones. After he got knocked out he just wasnt never the same physically or mentally.
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/065OfqneV7fPw/340x.jpg

Bushidō
09-23-2009, 02:54 PM
malignaggi. HAha hes pretty funny but seems like hes having an identity crisis

Derranged
09-23-2009, 03:06 PM
malignaggi. HAha hes pretty funny but seems like hes having an identity crisis

Maybe with those braids.

Benncollinsaad
09-23-2009, 04:38 PM
Shannon Briggs. His dreadlocks were enough. Add to that his comical head shaking after receiving a punch and you got a quite eccentric and comical fellow.:rofl:

mrboxer
09-23-2009, 04:43 PM
what about lennox lewis his dreadlocks were ala bee hive:boxing:

Shadows
09-23-2009, 05:17 PM
Chris Eubank; who else wears monocles, incredibly expensive suits, and uses a cain, all the while, he's drink a semi trunk?

Mugwump
09-24-2009, 06:29 AM
Hamed. Flying carpet.

Need I say more?

oldgringo
09-24-2009, 04:40 PM
Emmanuel Augustus

Jorge Paez

O'Neil Bell

Hector Camacho

Mr. Eubank

Mugwump
09-24-2009, 07:27 PM
Bugner was a beer short of a six pack.

Cereal
09-24-2009, 07:48 PM
He was certainly a character and a bit odd as well. Any man who has a boxing match with a bear (a real one, not Baer) must be.

http://www.antekprizering.com/galentobear.jpeg
I hope that c**t died in horrible agony.

sleazyfellow
09-25-2009, 02:02 AM
I hope that c**t died in horrible agony.

He also wrestled an octopus and boxed a kangaroo as well.

I would have to go with Ray Robinson on this one, supposedly he had his house built just for him so he could hear everything going on. He wouldnt ride in elevators, but he'd fly in planes.

To try to get in Lamottas head he had raw beef crushed and put into a glass, and he drank that for stamina supposedly.

BennyST
09-25-2009, 02:07 AM
I think the wackiest character of our era would be Augustus.

JAB5239
09-25-2009, 03:47 AM
Jorge Paez, anyone?

BennyST
09-25-2009, 04:24 AM
Jorge Paez, anyone?

Did you check out the first post? Hilarious video! :lol1: Man he was a freak. Ugly as all hell too.

mickey malone
09-25-2009, 06:07 AM
Bugner was a beer short of a six pack.
Bugner was great at putting on an eccentric act, but I'm mates with his step son, Billy, who sometime ago requested JB for a signed photo to go with the many others that adorn my bar.. I duely thanked Joe by email, & we now keep in touch.. Although, I've never shaken his hand (watched him fight Frazier live at Earls Court in 73), I think it's safe to say he's a very nice guy, without doubt the only reason he never picked up the belt..
Can remember him talking to Harry Carpenter on about his 5th comeback at around 44 years of age, saying, "Well Harry, I thought it was about time I rekindled the fire a little bit." Jeeez, if only he had it in the 1st place lol..

One great story, was after going 15 with Ali in Kuala Lumpa, Ali spent the night on a drip suffering from dehydration.. Bugner meanwhile sipped pina caladas, inbetween several lenghts of backstroke in his hotel pool, while being questioned by the press..
As he emerged from the pool, Hugh Mckilveny (class boxing writer) accused Bugner of not giving it his all, & letting down the British public.. Bugner immediately got angry & snapped back, " Well bring on Jesus Christ!" Mckilveny then replied in an instant, "OH come on Joe, You're only saying that cos he's got bad hands!"..

Another one was Terry Downes, not so much for his humor towards commentators, but outside of the ring, he couldn't & still can't be taken anywhere.. He drinks 2 bottles of wine a day, breaks off havana cigars into a big curly pipe, fills the place up with smoke and calls everyone a cunt.. And that's before he gets pissed!...

Derranged
09-26-2009, 11:59 AM
What about that cutman who always wears a sailor hat?