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Old 02-19-2013, 02:47 AM #1
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Post Comments Thread For: Howard Davis Jr.: “Boxing and MMA Can Easily Co-Exist"

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Many people might not remember.

Though the 1976 Summer Olympics highlight reels are crammed with footage of all-time great Ray Leonard and future heavyweight champs Leon and Michael Spinks, it was a lanky native of Glen Cove, N.Y. who actually made the biggest in-ring impact in Montreal.

That man was Howard Davis Jr.

Then just 20 years old and already a two-time national AAU champion, Davis reeled off five straight points victories to capture both the gold medal in the 132-pound weight class and the Val Barker Trophy as the most outstanding boxer of the games.

The wins north of the border closed a 120-5 amateur career that had also included defeats of Thomas Hearns and Aaron Pryor, and launched Davis on a path that looked likely to include world championship recognition alongside his celebrated U.S. teammates. [Click Here To Read More]
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:53 AM #2
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I followed Davis Jr from the Amateurs til the end. Interesting he regrets not fighting Duran. I can't imagine that being a very good fight for Davis.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:32 AM #3
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I followed Davis Jr from the Amateurs til the end. Interesting he regrets not fighting Duran. I can't imagine that being a very good fight for Davis.
Exactly. A "notch" on his resume? From the guy that lost to Jim Watt? More like blotch
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Given that Howard Davis Jr really was only asked one question on whether or not MMA can co-exist with Boxing, and it really was a quick, vague answer, the proper heading for this interview should have been "I interviewed Howard Davis Jr. a guy who competed in the Olympics and fought some really good guys in his career"
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People like watching fights and they are very different sports so yea I think there is plenty of room for both.
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