|12-21-2012, 06:08 PM||#1|
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Strange facts you probably don't know...
Give us some strange/interesting boxing facts that we probably don't know...
I'll start off...
David Tua's birth-name is; Mafaufau Tavita Lio Mafaufau Sanerivi Talimatasi.
Sam Langford and Harry Wills fought each other 18 times (documented) but is said to be 23 times.
|12-21-2012, 07:23 PM||#3|
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Well...I'll mention a few more. Ted "Kid" Lewis fought professionally at high level all the way from Flyweight to Heavyweight. He fought Jack Britton for the welterweight title 20 times, even though He lived in England and Britton was American. In his mid 70's he jumped on and KO'd a purse snatcher (maybe a mugger).
|12-21-2012, 07:27 PM||#5|
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everyone that knows even a little bit about boxing knows about Langford and Wills. Wills and Jack Dempsey never happening etc
they're both overrated and romanticized by old wannabe historians
|12-21-2012, 08:38 PM||#9|
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Matthew Macklin although being born in England considers himself Irish, in fact when he was a teenager he would come back to Ireland every summer for holidays and to play the Irish sport Hurling, he was so good at it that he played County level for Tipperary, his mother and fathers home county.
(Anybody unfamiliar with hurling should youtube it, phenomenally physical game!)
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