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Old 02-18-2006, 02:43 PM #1
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Had such an un-noteworthy KO record at the start of his career? His first 10 fights were 9-1 (3 KOS... and all his KOS were by stoppage.. It doesn't look like a slugger's record to me. Then he won most of his fights thereon by KOs.. What was up with that? Did he greatly improve? Did he change his style?
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Old 02-18-2006, 02:46 PM #2
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Some would say that the fights after that were fixed by the mob. I think he just greatly improved as a boxer. If you watch some of his earlier fights and then compare that to his later (pre Ali) ones, then he does greatly improve in strength and style.
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Old 02-18-2006, 02:47 PM #3
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Had such an un-noteworthy KO record at the start of his career? His first 10 fights were 9-1 (3 KOS... and all his KOS were by stoppage.. It doesn't look like a slugger's record to me. Then he won most of his fights thereon by KOs.. What was up with that? Did he greatly improve? Did he change his style?
i think after those fights he went to prison and then got better in prison, so when he got out, he became an instant destroyer!
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Old 02-18-2006, 02:52 PM #4
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I thought he took it up while in prison, not before.
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Old 02-18-2006, 02:56 PM #5
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He did take it up in prison.
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Old 02-18-2006, 03:03 PM #6
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Then maybe his natural strength just increased, it happens, Julian Jackson wasn't a KO artist that early in his career either, he got stronger.
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Old 02-18-2006, 03:09 PM #7
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they were fake fights, like wwf. the mob built him up so they could bring in huge money when they brought him down against clay.
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Old 02-18-2006, 03:12 PM #8
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Uh huh. Sure they were Blockhead, sure they were.
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they were fake fights, like wwf. the mob built him up so they could bring in huge money when they brought him down against clay.
for some one who likes to flame people and calling them idiots and such, that was a pretty stupid post made.

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It was more than stupid....
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