View Full Version : Fighters whom you know the most about?


DarkTerror88
10-20-2011, 07:59 PM
Are there any fighters that you know so much about? That you love to research about and learn about and talk about?

Mine is Joe Frazier, I honestly think that no one on these boards know as much about Smokin' Joe as i do.

How about you guys?

Scott9945
10-20-2011, 08:21 PM
I've never become obsessed any one particular fighter, so I claim no expertise. But of all the past fighters, Sonny Liston is the one who interests me the most. There are some really outrageous stories out there about him. One I like in particular would have to be censored to tell here.

OldMoney91
10-20-2011, 11:53 PM
I've never become obsessed any one particular fighter, so I claim no expertise. But of all the past fighters, Sonny Liston is the one who interests me the most. There are some really outrageous stories out there about him. One I like in particular would have to be censored to tell here.

drop the knowledge homie! dont leave us hanging like that

LakewoodPlumbin
10-21-2011, 01:16 AM
There's no doubt that your work, and website, are tremendous.

wmute
10-21-2011, 03:53 AM
Probably Liston and Hagler. I don't know much about any fighter, but I know more about these two than I know about others.

T.Horton
10-21-2011, 05:08 AM
jack johnson, lennox lewis.

Barnburner
10-21-2011, 05:57 AM
Langford and Hagler.

Sugarj
10-21-2011, 06:56 AM
There are several I've really focused on over the decades, personal idols. But I think I know more about Ali than any other fighter.

Sugarj
10-21-2011, 06:57 AM
jack johnson, lennox lewis.

I'm surprised we didn't hear more from you on the recent Jack Johnson vs Joe Louis thread.

Scott9945
10-21-2011, 10:00 AM
drop the knowledge homie! dont leave us hanging like that


Okay, I'll try. But I read it a long time ago and it involves a lot of paraphrasing which may take away from it. One good thing is that I can give a source for the story. It came from Teddy Brenner's book, "Only the Ring Was Square".

Brenner was a longtime boxing publicist, matchmaker, etc. When Liston was champion, he was assigned to escort him to London for an appearance. When they got to Liston's hotel room, Brenner asked him if there was anything he needed. Sonny growled that he wanted some female company. Brenner went out and brought back an English lady. He also sent up a bottle of Scotch and a plate of finger sandwiches.

The next morning when Brenner returned, he heard them screaming all the way down the hall. He asked what was wrong. The lady said that Liston "f*cked the sh*t out of her all night and only got paid 10 quid" (I'm totally making up the English currency because I don't remember). A shocked Brenner said "Sonny, that's $25!". Liston said "I know, and she ate all the motherf*cking sandwiches".

IronDanHamza
10-21-2011, 11:10 AM
Probably Harold Johnson or Dick Tiger.

I know a lot about a long list of fighters especially Carlos Monzon and Alexis Arguello but they are popular fighters who have a lot of fans with a lot of knowledge about them unlike Johnson and Tiger.

Kid McCoy
10-21-2011, 04:13 PM
Okay, I'll try. But I read it a long time ago and it involves a lot of paraphrasing which may take away from it. One good thing is that I can give a source for the story. It came from Teddy Brenner's book, "Only the Ring Was Square".

Brenner was a longtime boxing publicist, matchmaker, etc. When Liston was champion, he was assigned to escort him to London for an appearance. When they got to Liston's hotel room, Brenner asked him if there was anything he needed. Sonny growled that he wanted some female company. Brenner went out and brought back an English lady. He also sent up a bottle of Scotch and a plate of finger sandwiches.

The next morning when Brenner returned, he heard them screaming all the way down the hall. He asked what was wrong. The lady said that Liston "f*cked the sh*t out of her all night and only got paid 10 quid" (I'm totally making up the English currency because I don't remember). A shocked Brenner said "Sonny, that's $25!". Liston said "I know, and she ate all the motherf*cking sandwiches".

That's a really good book actually. Brenner tells another funny story about Ali taking a really ugly and overweight girl up to his hotel room. When he returned an hour later, Brenner said "how could you champ, she was so ugly!" Ali replied "You may say that Teddy, but who would believe you? With me being so pretty and she so ugly, who's ever gonna believe I made it with her!"

VIPrice
10-22-2011, 01:15 AM
id have to say valero, tyson, la motta and ray robinson. i know quite a lot about some other fighters like dempsey, langford and liston but not as much.

Forza
10-22-2011, 08:28 PM
Calzaghe, marciano, willie pep and by far the most, Floyd Patterson.

DarkTerror88
10-22-2011, 09:11 PM
Calzaghe, marciano, willie pep and by far the most, Floyd Patterson.

Floyd Patterson at his best was a monster. He might have Been KD alot, but he got up to kick ass

Forza
10-23-2011, 12:30 AM
Floyd Patterson at his best was a monster. He might have Been KD alot, but he got up to kick ass

He would've been a GOAT LHW imo but all the money was at HW. It's a shame he wasn't a little bigger and mentally stronger.