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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-05-2011, 08:33 AM #1
Pastrano Pastrano is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,163
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Rep Power: 11
Pastrano has a reputation beyond reputePastrano has a reputation beyond reputePastrano has a reputation beyond reputePastrano has a reputation beyond reputePastrano has a reputation beyond reputePastrano has a reputation beyond reputePastrano has a reputation beyond reputePastrano has a reputation beyond reputePastrano has a reputation beyond reputePastrano has a reputation beyond reputePastrano has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 8,973,106.75
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 8,973,106.75
Default Battling Siki

This guy was quite a character. I believe he was the first African world champion, is that correct? His ko victory over Georges Carpentier must have been one of the biggest upsets in history. I think Carpentier vastly underated him, but still. He was Carpentier...

Shame Siki could not control himself outside the ring and sometimes not even inside. I believe he woulda remained champion if he trained more and partied less, just like so many other "oldtimers". Baer and Johansson spring to mind mostly. Siki was also a WW1 hero, decorated. Then it all came to head and he got shot after a brawl in a speakeasy.
Image View Removed. For more information, please contact our forum admins by clicking here.
Only 28 years old.
Pastrano is offline   Reply With Quote
Advertisements
>>>TO REMOVE THESE ADS, PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR FREE<<<
Old 07-14-2011, 01:05 PM #2
alexd* alexd* is offline
Amateur
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 5
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 0
alexd* is on a distinguished road
Points: 354.93
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 354.93
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pastrano View Post
This guy was quite a character. I believe he was the first African world champion, is that correct? His ko victory over Georges Carpentier must have been one of the biggest upsets in history. I think Carpentier vastly underated him, but still. He was Carpentier...

Shame Siki could not control himself outside the ring and sometimes not even inside. I believe he woulda remained champion if he trained more and partied less, just like so many other "oldtimers". Baer and Johansson spring to mind mostly. Siki was also a WW1 hero, decorated. Then it all came to head and he got shot after a brawl in a speakeasy.
Image View Removed. For more information, please contact our forum admins by clicking here.
Only 28 years old.
He certainly was a character. He had a pet lion that he regularly paraded through Paris on a leash! There's a good book on him by Peter Benson.
alexd* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2011, 10:07 AM #3
La_Vibora La_Vibora is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 1,785
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Rep Power: 16
La_Vibora has a reputation beyond reputeLa_Vibora has a reputation beyond reputeLa_Vibora has a reputation beyond reputeLa_Vibora has a reputation beyond reputeLa_Vibora has a reputation beyond reputeLa_Vibora has a reputation beyond reputeLa_Vibora has a reputation beyond reputeLa_Vibora has a reputation beyond reputeLa_Vibora has a reputation beyond reputeLa_Vibora has a reputation beyond reputeLa_Vibora has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 1,715,174,105.20
Bank: 691,023,200.01
Total Points: 2,406,197,305.21
Default

[Link View Has Been Removed. Click Here To Unlock This Content.]
La_Vibora is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share This With Friends

Tags
battling, siki

User Tag List

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.