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Old 12-05-2012, 10:10 PM
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No matter how you feel about Bob Arum, you'll probably find some of the stories here interesting and/or funny. I was personally fascinated by the true story of the Ellis-Patterson robbery. Certainly worth a look.

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Old 12-05-2012, 10:19 PM
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:50 PM
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Very interesting read. I wonder if that business about integration was true


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Old 12-06-2012, 11:33 AM
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Awesome! Especially loved the little bit about Hagler and the flight.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:41 PM
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Nice read, thank you.
You're welcome Huey. I knew that as an Arum fan you would really enjoy it.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:16 PM
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The man has led a very interesting life. Thanks for bringing this article to our attention scott
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You're welcome Huey. I knew that as an Arum fan you would really enjoy it.
I polished Huey's words up a bit, but I have no doubt me meant well.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:56 PM
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I polished Huey's words up a bit, but I have no doubt he meant well.
Oh, no doubt at all. It's not like he's a De La Hoya nuthugger.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:42 PM
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Have there ever been any boxing promoters that everyone liked and considered to be honest and good, rather than hated by some, as Arum and King have been over the years, or does being a dishonest huckster just come with the territory?
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:52 PM
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Have there ever been any boxing promoters that everyone liked and considered to be honest and good, rather than hated by some, as Arum and King have been over the years, or does being a dishonest huckster just come with the territory?
I think promoters are salesman. They get into the trade to make some money. They promote events. In the course of promoting they get compete with each other for talent as king and arum have over the years. Some are infact both manangers and promoters as Don and his fake manager carl king
had in the 80's. In a perfect boxing world two fighters with good managers and trainers on there teams bring out the optimum performance and paydays for the fighters. The promoter sells the fight and makes money and we the observers or fans pay for the privlage of watching the fight and come away entertained.
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