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Old 11-11-2019, 10:19 AM #6
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Originally Posted by Mastrangelo View Post
I read somewhere that some boxing historian was recording the fight and as Kotey was taking a beating, He was forced to stop recording.
Maybe just a rumour someone made up.
I can imagine younger generations, primarily those who don't know, or are truly unaware of just how significantly the internet era has changed life, reading and thinking someone being able to do what you mention being absurd, and yeah it sounds like it should be, but 40 years ago, in a third world nation that may or may not have been run under a dictatorship...the possibility for getting away with absurdities tremendously goes sky high. I've always thought it was an unknown mixture of very ballsy and stupidity the trend at that time for holding these big title fights in the locales they were staged. Here, at least Kotei was from the place (60,000* showed up is massively impressive) but the other superfights of the era being held kinda willy-nilly, crazy risky and they didn't always work out as nicely as promised to all involved when time to go home. Anyhoo, crazy theory that the crazy times could've actually made true

*Dunno why I wrote 60,000 as the number usually given is 122,000. To administer the beating he laid on Kotey in front his hometown crowd, with that many supporters there, in a day and age where no one would know if that was dangerous or not.

Last edited by Mario040481; 11-13-2019 at 02:42 AM. Reason: Stickler for the facts, man
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