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TheGreatA
11-06-2011, 01:09 PM
A lenghty tribute to "The Cincinnati Cobra" Ezzard Charles. Worth a watch for those who aren't familiar with the fighter.

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Barn
11-06-2011, 01:27 PM
that didn't take long haha.

good work.

Ziggy Stardust
11-06-2011, 01:56 PM
Big thumbs up! :cool9:

Poet

IronDanHamza
11-06-2011, 02:01 PM
Great video as usual.

Ezzard Charles one of my al time favourites.

I absolutely love your Harold Johnson Highlight, GreatA

wmute
11-07-2011, 04:47 AM
your videos ar great, and charles is my fav... what can i say?

BennyST
11-07-2011, 08:52 AM
Beautiful man, just beautiful. Charles one of my true all time favourites.

Marchegiano
11-07-2011, 01:26 PM
hey, hey. gave my man two noses. not too shabby eh? Got closer to a stoppage than anyone else.

cja07007
11-07-2011, 01:39 PM
Great job.
Some of those gloves look so small. Anyone know the ounces on them?

JAB5239
11-07-2011, 07:35 PM
Great job.
Some of those gloves look so small. Anyone know the ounces on them?

They're probably between 4 and 6oz horse hair gloves. Big difference from the 10oz molded foam gloves used today.

cja07007
11-07-2011, 07:45 PM
They're probably between 4 and 6oz horse hair gloves. Big difference from the 10oz molded foam gloves used today.

Interesting. They certainly play a big part defensively, do you know when ten ounce glove for heavyweight became the standard?

JAB5239
11-07-2011, 07:49 PM
Interesting. They certainly play a big part defensively, do you know when ten ounce glove for heavyweight became the standard?

8oz gloves may still be worn, but I don't think it's often. As far as you're question...Im not sure. If I had to guess I would say mid 80's.

Tiozzo
11-07-2011, 08:59 PM
A lenghty tribute to "The Cincinnati Cobra" Ezzard Charles. Worth a watch for those who aren't familiar with the fighter.

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who is it that Charles is fighting at 1:20 ?

TheGreatA
11-08-2011, 01:52 AM
who is it that Charles is fighting at 1:20 ?

Lloyd Marshall.

This guy:

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Tiozzo
11-08-2011, 05:07 PM
Lloyd Marshall.

This guy:

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he has a very interesting, unorthodox style of fighting

TheGreatA
11-08-2011, 06:16 PM
he has a very interesting, unorthodox style of fighting

Yes he did. Tony Canzoneri was similar. Both were aggressive yet also counter-punchers. Instead of waiting for opportunities, they made them happen with a daring style which invited opponents to reach for their seemingly hittable chin. A subtle head movement and a counter punch later, their opponents would think twice about taking a chance.

Marshall was also noted for his way of using the ropes. It's a wonder he didn't get hurt pulling that stuff.

More of Marshall in his late 30's (no footage of his younger days exists):

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A highlight I made of Canzoneri if you're interested:

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Tiozzo
11-08-2011, 06:24 PM
Yes he did. Tony Canzoneri was similar. Both were aggressive yet also counter-punchers. Instead of waiting for opportunities, they made them happen with a daring style which invited opponents to reach for their seemingly hittable chin. A subtle head movement and a counter punch later, their opponents would think twice about taking a chance.

Marshall was also noted for his way of using the ropes. It's a wonder he didn't get hurt pulling that stuff.

More of Marshall in his late 30's (no footage of his younger days exists):

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A highlight I made of Canzoneri if you're interested:

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0:33 OMG this is awesome, never seen anything quite like this

he would get a count for pulling this great move nowadays :lol1:

I have alredy seen the Canzoneri tribute
unbelievable fighter, and a very well made tribute
I particularly like the choice of music

imagine a guy like Canzoneri, he fights like Vitali Klitschko, yet unlike Vitali, his chin is ''available'' in the sense he's fighting fighters his own size or bigger, but it's still out of reach

you have to be pretty special to pull that kind of stuff, his boxing IQ was exceptional