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Old 09-12-2009, 02:00 PM #1
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Default Who is the oldest fighter to take up boxing and have a good career no heavyweights

Included! who is it?
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:04 PM #2
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Dwight Braxton Qawi.
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:09 PM #3
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Dwight Braxton Qawi.
i think there is older fighters out there than dwight, wasnt he 25?
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:13 PM #4
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Nate Campbell turned pro at 28 in 2000 and is still fighting today.
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i think there is older fighters out there than dwight, wasnt he 25?
Yeah, but name one who was better!
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:31 PM #6
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Would have been interesting to see how far László Papp could have gone if the Hungarians didn't stop him. In his 30's when he turned pro after 3 gold medals in 3 different olympics.
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Would have been interesting to see how far László Papp could have gone if the Hungarians didn't stop him. In his 30's when he turned pro after 3 gold medals in 3 different olympics.
31 when he turned pro and a very solid fighter. His inclusion in the IBHOF has always bothered me though. Nothing against him, I just don't see his career as being worthy of the HOF.

Would have been interesting if he had, or could have turned pro after his first Olympics. He would have been 22 at that time and come along during one of the golden era's for middleweights.
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Jess Willard, age 29

Sure he was pretty **** skillwise, but he was tough, had a punch and was HW champ.
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oh, didnt see the no heavyweights thing
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:34 PM #10
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31 when he turned pro and a very solid fighter. His inclusion in the IBHOF has always bothered me though. Nothing against him, I just don't see his career as being worthy of the HOF.

Would have been interesting if he had, or could have turned pro after his first Olympics. He would have been 22 at that time and come along during one of the golden era's for middleweights.
No I agree his pro career doesn't warrant inclusion as it was one of the great what might have been. Re his inclusion do they put amateurs in, I.e. Are savron and Stevenson in? If so then Papp deserves his place.
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