Forum Navigation
Go Back   Boxing Forum > Boxing Forums > Boxing History

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-12-2019, 10:32 AM #1
Marchegiano Marchegiano is online now
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,037
Quoted: 2108 Post(s)
Rep Power: 21
Marchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 89,460.41
Bank: 1,468.21
Total Points: 90,928.62
Rocky Marciano ATG fighter - Freedom. Thanks for thanking me! - Terry A The Bronze Bomber's year 2020 - Champ Wilder Let's go champ! - HeadBodyBodyBody 
Default When the Champ threatened the King

Just a fun little story to share I don't think many people know.

The 18th century bare knuckle champion Daniel Mendoza was invited to take part in a fox hunt with King George himself.

Mendoza, being of poor stock, hardly understood the rules to the practice and rode ahead with the hounds.

King George rides up to Mendoza to accost him for riding with the hounds and informs him if he does not change his behaviour he'd suffer a horsewhipping.

Mendoza become irritated with the tone this man speaks to him, ignorant to who it is speaking to him, replies with " Sir, if you endeavour to raise your whip to me I will surely strike you from your horse!"


Image View Removed. Please Click Here.
That's right, Mendoza threatened the King of England.
Image View Removed. Please Click Here.
Marchegiano is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2019, 11:10 AM #2
QueensburyRules QueensburyRules is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 5,319
Quoted: 2145 Post(s)
Rep Power: 12
QueensburyRules has a reputation beyond reputeQueensburyRules has a reputation beyond reputeQueensburyRules has a reputation beyond reputeQueensburyRules has a reputation beyond reputeQueensburyRules has a reputation beyond reputeQueensburyRules has a reputation beyond reputeQueensburyRules has a reputation beyond reputeQueensburyRules has a reputation beyond reputeQueensburyRules has a reputation beyond reputeQueensburyRules has a reputation beyond reputeQueensburyRules has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 97,829.18
Bank: 1,551.01
Total Points: 99,380.19
Default

- -Mendoza couldn't crack open a peanut shell, and he was so dumb as to not know who the King was after being invited into the hunting party that is doubtful given he likely had never ridden a horse much less a thoroughbred, why he'd be dumber than that peanut shell he used a hammer on.
QueensburyRules is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2019, 11:24 AM #3
Eff Pandas Eff Pandas is offline
Ignore List Champion
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Camel Toe Capital of the World, Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 44,023
Quoted: 21874 Post(s)
Rep Power: 133
Eff Pandas has a reputation beyond reputeEff Pandas has a reputation beyond reputeEff Pandas has a reputation beyond reputeEff Pandas has a reputation beyond reputeEff Pandas has a reputation beyond reputeEff Pandas has a reputation beyond reputeEff Pandas has a reputation beyond reputeEff Pandas has a reputation beyond reputeEff Pandas has a reputation beyond reputeEff Pandas has a reputation beyond reputeEff Pandas has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 11,736.84
Bank: 1,096,229.67
Total Points: 1,107,966.51
No Message - Santa_ Burger Exchange - cheeseburger good poster - jas One of the best posters on the forum! - JK1700 You Dont Have Enough Gifts - JimRaynor 
Always keep it real - Nomadic great contest! - TBear One kf - jas One of bscenes best - jas sensible, reasonable poster. 5 star - jazluvr 
One Champion. One Face. One Name. - Deontay Wilder you are one cool dude - Dean_Razorback 
Default

Not gonna lie I was expecting a Elvis story, but this one was better in fairness.
Eff Pandas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2019, 12:07 PM #4
Marchegiano Marchegiano is online now
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,037
Quoted: 2108 Post(s)
Rep Power: 21
Marchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 89,460.41
Bank: 1,468.21
Total Points: 90,928.62
Rocky Marciano ATG fighter - Freedom. Thanks for thanking me! - Terry A The Bronze Bomber's year 2020 - Champ Wilder Let's go champ! - HeadBodyBodyBody 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eff Pandas View Post
Not gonna lie I was expecting a Elvis story, but this one was better in fairness.
Image View Removed. Please Click Here.
That'd've been good too though! Reckon I'll dig around when I get a moment.
Marchegiano is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2019, 07:47 PM #5
Zaroku Zaroku is online now
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 41,842
Quoted: 17705 Post(s)
Rep Power: 110
Zaroku has a reputation beyond reputeZaroku has a reputation beyond reputeZaroku has a reputation beyond reputeZaroku has a reputation beyond reputeZaroku has a reputation beyond reputeZaroku has a reputation beyond reputeZaroku has a reputation beyond reputeZaroku has a reputation beyond reputeZaroku has a reputation beyond reputeZaroku has a reputation beyond reputeZaroku has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 284,578.36
Bank: 1,535.61
Total Points: 286,113.97
Thought so.  Quiet now, huh?  Move along, I am done with you. - HAMMER77777 No hard feelings man.  If you're ever near North Dakota, u are welcome to have SOme Beer with my wife and I.  Take care, enjoy your visit to India.  You will see more of it than I ever have. - HAMMER77777 Dude, seriously.  If u can click on VBUCKS menu, u can delete that rude shit I sent u.  I apologize.  You're OK, I'm sorry I insulted you.  I really am. - HAMMER77777 dey hatın, we makin! - Floyd's Mask Happy Holidays.. - !! AI-Holmes!! 
Happy New Year, Christmas, and all the best to you this holiday season Zaroku! - Redd Foxx Thnx for the green ;) - Boxing Goat Keep up the great posts, brother. - anthonydavid11 Welcome Back, Signor Mata. - P.K Dionysus Rock on! - HeadBodyBodyBody 
Good poster with a unique style. - 1bad65 Great post, my dude... - Tony Trick-Pony A medal for Jhonny.. - !! AI-Holmes!! Zaroku The Legend! - travestyny For getting SafeSpace banned - 1bad65 
No Message - Tony Trick-Pony Hey bro keep fighting the good fight. - BLASTER1 Cheers! - GhostofDempsey No Message - MinuteMaid5 happy holidays - TBear 
Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - !! AI-Holmes!! AIDS/HIV - DARE - DUI Awareness - Epidermolysis Bullosa - Heart Disease - Lymphoma - MADD - Substance Abuse - !! AI-Holmes!! World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - -jose- 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marchegiano View Post
Image View Removed. Please Click Here.
That'd've been good too though! Reckon I'll dig around when I get a moment.
I wish I would have taken a photo, pre smart phone times.
I met a japanese Elvis impersonator, who made a living at it. he was a great singer, had the hair, and the look, the chutzpah too.

his only problem was he was about five ft 2 inches tall.
Zaroku is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2019, 08:36 PM #6
The Old LefHook The Old LefHook is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: The Redwood Empire
Posts: 3,690
Quoted: 1424 Post(s)
Rep Power: 14
The Old LefHook has a reputation beyond reputeThe Old LefHook has a reputation beyond reputeThe Old LefHook has a reputation beyond reputeThe Old LefHook has a reputation beyond reputeThe Old LefHook has a reputation beyond reputeThe Old LefHook has a reputation beyond reputeThe Old LefHook has a reputation beyond reputeThe Old LefHook has a reputation beyond reputeThe Old LefHook has a reputation beyond reputeThe Old LefHook has a reputation beyond reputeThe Old LefHook has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 55.45
Bank: 57,017.04
Total Points: 57,072.49
Default

Apocryphal, methinks.
The Old LefHook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2019, 10:42 PM #7
Marchegiano Marchegiano is online now
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,037
Quoted: 2108 Post(s)
Rep Power: 21
Marchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 89,460.41
Bank: 1,468.21
Total Points: 90,928.62
Rocky Marciano ATG fighter - Freedom. Thanks for thanking me! - Terry A The Bronze Bomber's year 2020 - Champ Wilder Let's go champ! - HeadBodyBodyBody 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Old LefHook View Post
Apocryphal, methinks.
Easily could be, if you're super interested I'll do the work to verify what I'm about to say.

I'm pretty sure the main source is Mendoza himself. I'm quite sure the first time you see the story in print it's from his own autobiography.
Marchegiano is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2019, 10:44 PM #8
Marchegiano Marchegiano is online now
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,037
Quoted: 2108 Post(s)
Rep Power: 21
Marchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond reputeMarchegiano has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 89,460.41
Bank: 1,468.21
Total Points: 90,928.62
Rocky Marciano ATG fighter - Freedom. Thanks for thanking me! - Terry A The Bronze Bomber's year 2020 - Champ Wilder Let's go champ! - HeadBodyBodyBody 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zaroku View Post
I wish I would have taken a photo, pre smart phone times.
I met a japanese Elvis impersonator, who made a living at it. he was a great singer, had the hair, and the look, the chutzpah too.

his only problem was he was about five ft 2 inches tall.
Shoot man, if he had the voice, attitude, and physical mannerism down that's plenty impressive. Short Japanese Elvis, still kingly!

I appreciate the story.
Marchegiano is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2019, 05:53 AM #9
The Old LefHook The Old LefHook is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: The Redwood Empire
Posts: 3,690
Quoted: 1424 Post(s)
Rep Power: 14
The Old LefHook has a reputation beyond reputeThe Old LefHook has a reputation beyond reputeThe Old LefHook has a reputation beyond reputeThe Old LefHook has a reputation beyond reputeThe Old LefHook has a reputation beyond reputeThe Old LefHook has a reputation beyond reputeThe Old LefHook has a reputation beyond reputeThe Old LefHook has a reputation beyond reputeThe Old LefHook has a reputation beyond reputeThe Old LefHook has a reputation beyond reputeThe Old LefHook has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 55.45
Bank: 57,017.04
Total Points: 57,072.49
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marchegiano View Post
Easily could be, if you're super interested I'll do the work to verify what I'm about to say.

I'm pretty sure the main source is Mendoza himself. I'm quite sure the first time you see the story in print it's from his own autobiography.
No, you probably have the origin. We will save the research for something else that needs to be settled. Something always comes along.
The Old LefHook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2019, 09:08 AM #10
johnbook johnbook is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 2,386
Quoted: 824 Post(s)
Rep Power: 6
johnbook has a reputation beyond reputejohnbook has a reputation beyond reputejohnbook has a reputation beyond reputejohnbook has a reputation beyond reputejohnbook has a reputation beyond reputejohnbook has a reputation beyond reputejohnbook has a reputation beyond reputejohnbook has a reputation beyond reputejohnbook has a reputation beyond reputejohnbook has a reputation beyond reputejohnbook has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 69,486.47
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 69,486.47
Default

Mendoza was the great-great-grandfather of Peter Sellers.
johnbook is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share This With Friends

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:05 PM.