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Originally Posted by Barnburner View Post
Just an idea I had, basically answer the following questions and we will see how we go from there.

Favourite Boxers: Marvin Hagler, Joe Frazier, Carmen Basilio, Ken Buchanan and Joe Louis.

[COLOR="rgb(0, 100, 0)"]taylor, marquez, hagler, frazier, hopkins, saad muhammad, morales, duran, monzon, leonard, hearns, holmes, [micky] ward, and too many others to mention. it's out of my hands at this point, but jermain taylor is my favorite fighter. his run from prospect to champion, and then the devastating pavlik loss had a profound effect on me as a young man.[/COLOR]

How did you begin to like boxing: After a soccer game I was the only one in my team trying as we were getting owned 6-1. I'd always respected boxing as a sport from an early age and after this incident wanted to try a solo sport. 2 years later I'm still at it.

[COLOR="rgb(0, 100, 0)"]members of my family boxed in the army and then professionally after wwII. nothing big time, just prize fighting. when i was young i could not put books about boxing down[/COLOR]

What made you become a hardcore fan: I think it was how personal the sport was, with all it's little stories, each fighter having their own individual character and a connection with fighters you don't get with other sports. All this made we want to find out more and more.

[COLOR="rgb(0, 100, 0)"] the internet. i can get to any fight and whatever literature i want with a few clicks. i had an unbelievable collection of fights on two old PC's in the late 90's that were destroyed when my house got hit by lightning.[/COLOR]

Have you boxed before?/done anything boxing related: I'm an amateur boxer.

[COLOR="rgb(0, 100, 0)"]yes, i grew up with some very basic equipment in my basement. heavybag, speedbag, high enough cieling to skip rope when i was young. i went to a gym in high school. in college, i went to an MMA gym because there werent any boxing gym's around. boxing was probably my 5th sport, behind hockey, lacrosse, skiing, and kayaking (lol!)[/COLOR]

How big is boxing in your area: Sadly in Scotland it's not very big, hence why I joined a forum. Apart from maybe 5 casual fan friends I have there's no-one else to really talk to about it.

[COLOR="rgb(0, 100, 0)"]membership in the new england boxing scene is serious work. i have to drive three hours both ways if i want to get to a good fight at foxwoods or mohegan. that being said, i get to some pretty good scraps every year, and once in a while i get to see a great fight.[/COLOR]

What style is your favourite/how do you box if you do: My favourite style to box as is classic boxer puncher/counter puncher. Much like Marvin Hagler, Ezzard Charles, Ray Leonard etc. My favourite style to watch is skilled brawlers/inside fighters. People like Frazier, Basilio etc.

[COLOR="rgb(0, 100, 0)"]Puncher.
if i went back to a gym i'd work on my craft much more, but when you're a young, athletic, hard punching kid with who can take a good shot, wheres the fun in boxing
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?if i ever trained a fighter he wouldnt fight anything like i used to.
the style i most appreciate is the consumate boxer with a hammer in his hand. if you cant bang and you've worked around it to become a great boxer i wont hold that against you either. i also love work rate (and not just punching, either. show me your damn moves!.) conditioning is boxing.

Who is the GOAT in your opinion: I have Sugar Ray Robinson at top spot at the moment. With Greb and Langoford closing in and Charles and Armstrong tailing them.

[COLOR="rgb(0, 100, 0)"]Robinson. in my opinion he's the most complete boxer of alltime. no real flaws. and dont get me started on that resume![/COLOR]

What is your favourite division. I like Welterweight/Middleweight the best. Perfect blend of speed and power. Also a fan of Featherweight and Lightweight.

[COLOR="rgb(0, 100, 0)"]I honestly can enjoy any fight in any division. if you had to twist my arm i enjoy the comination of speed and power and pace you see between 147 and 160[/COLOR]

What's your favourite fights: Hagler vs Hearns, Ali vs Frazier 1, Gomez vs Pintor. Hagler vs Antufermo 1, Leonard Duran, Duran vs DeJesus II, Leonard vs Benitez.

[COLOR="rgb(0, 100, 0)"]i like action fights. i think the exchange of damage highlights the competitive nature of the sport. but i do love to see a complete boxing performance.

off the top of my head i'll mostly go with action fights. frazier - ali 1 and 3. duran vs barkley. marquez vs diaz and marquez vs katsidis. duune vs cordoba. saad muhammad vs lopez 2, morales vs pacquiao 1, leonard vs hearns 1. there are just too many to count.

Why did you choose boxingscene: I googled boxing forum. First I tried had basically no members. Went to ESB and hated the dark colour. Then tried here and got to know a few members. Stayed since.

[COLOR="rgb(0, 100, 0)"]i lurked a few forums for a while and enjoyed this one the most. recently i've started making some real friends here, which i never expected.[/COLOR]

If anyone can think of any other questions just put them down and I'll add them to the main post.

i got a good question to add, burner,
will/would you let your kids box?

I can honestly say that, outside of building a family of which i can be proud, that managing my son from pro debut to world champion would make me happier than anything else.

he hasn't been born yet, of course.
hell, i havnt even met his mother !

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