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Michael Watson and his carer both maced/or worse and hospitalised after a failed carjack in Laandan Town.

 

Can't believe how long ago 'that' fight was.

 

 

No shit; genuinely sick.

 

Not funny - but, on the other hand, when Lloyd Honeyghan was mugged outside the family florists shop by schoolgirls who stole flowers, that was a real laugh

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Lou Duva, a boxing trainer and manager to some big names including Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis, has died aged 95. 

Edit: Daily Mail obituary here.

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Weirdly enough, I was looking at his Wikipedia article this morning out of a bored desire to compile a list of the 20 oldest lineal boxing champions still living. Here is that list:

 

  1. Jake LaMotta (Middleweight) 95

  2. Robert Cohen (Bantamweight) 86

  3. Tony DeMarco (Welterweight) 85

  4. Terry Downes (Middleweight) 80

  5. Freddie Little (Light middleweight) 80

  6. Carlos Ortiz (Light welterweight) 80

  7. Éder Jofre (Featherweight) 80

  8. Curtis Cokes (Welterweight) 79

  9. Alessandro Mazzinghi (Light middleweight) 78

  10. Nino Benvenuti (Middleweight) 78

  11. José Nápoles (Welterweight) 76

  12. Takeshi Fuji (Light welterweight) 76

  13. Sugar Ramos (Featherweight) 75

  14. Billy Backus (Welterweight) 74

  15. Chartchai Chionoi (Flyweight) 74

  16. Koichi Wajima (Light middleweight) 73

  17. José Legrá (Featherweight) 73

  18. Ismael Laguna (Lightweight) 73

  19. Fighting Harada (Bantamweight) 73

  20. Hiroshi Kobayashi (Junior lightweight) 72

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37 minutes ago, Spade_Cooley said:

Weirdly enough, I was looking at his Wikipedia article this morning out of a bored desire to compile a list of the 20 oldest lineal boxing champions still living. Here is that list:

 

  1. Jake LaMotta (Middleweight) 95

     

  2. Robert Cohen (Bantamweight) 86

     

  3. Tony DeMarco (Welterweight) 85

     

  4. Terry Downes (Middleweight) 80

     

  5. Freddie Little (Light middleweight) 80

     

  6. Carlos Ortiz (Light welterweight) 80

     

  7. Éder Jofre (Featherweight) 80

     

  8. Curtis Cokes (Welterweight) 79

     

  9. Alessandro Mazzinghi (Light middleweight) 78

     

  10. Nino Benvenuti (Middleweight) 78

     

  11. José Nápoles (Welterweight) 76

     

  12. Takeshi Fuji (Light welterweight) 76

     

  13. Sugar Ramos (Featherweight) 75

     

  14. Billy Backus (Welterweight) 74

     

  15. Chartchai Chionoi (Flyweight) 74

     

  16. Koichi Wajima (Light middleweight) 73

     

  17. José Legrá (Featherweight) 73

     

  18. Ismael Laguna (Lightweight) 73

     

  19. Fighting Harada (Bantamweight) 73

     

  20. Hiroshi Kobayashi (Junior lightweight) 72

     

Massive blindspot for me. I only recognise one of those names and that is because he is a forum favorite.

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I only recognize one of those names as well, but I heard of him before I found the forums due to the iconic film Raging Bull.

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The Sun's longtime boxing correspondent Colin Hart sounded very unwell indeed when he gave his views about Anthony Joshu on Radio 4's news at 10 tonight.  I like to think I'm quite good at working out who might not have long to live based on how they sound and Hart definitely sounded like he was on borrowed time.

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Re the post above

 

Colin Hart turned 82 a few weeks ago

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Next update for Dean Francis.

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"We raised £48,000, which is amazing and in normal life is an extremely substantial amount of money - but sadly not when you're fighting cancer on alternative treatments.” -Dean Francis' wife

 

 

He is going to three continents and munching his money. Seems like he took a suggestion from Newton-John.

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Could he replace Errol Christie on DL 2018?

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Well, 6 and a bit months to survive...

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Wasnt he told he had 2 yeaars to live?

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Just now, Shaun of the Dead said:

Wasnt he told he had 2 yeaars to live?

 

That was if he underwent chemo iirc. But he's forgoing chemo, and is instead pursuing that foolproof "expensive natural healing in Mexico" route.

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Oh the Leah Bracknell route.

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2 minutes ago, Shaun of the Dead said:

Oh the Leah Bracknell route.

On the bright side, it's kept Leah Bracknell afloat for quite a while.

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Seems like the sort of the pick the committee would go for seeing as they like boxers.

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Just now, Zsa Zsa's leg said:

On the bright side, it's kept Leah Bracknell afloat for quite a while.

She has been quiet for a while though and it was only 9 months she was diagnosed.

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2 minutes ago, Shaun of the Dead said:

She has been quiet for a while though and it was only 9 months she was diagnosed.

Well going for the snake oil and diamond water is not a smart route. The only reason Christie lived so long with Stage IV Lung Cancer is because he opted for traditional treatment, Bracknell has gone for alternative methods. She will maybe last 1/2 as long as Christie.

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1 minute ago, Zsa Zsa's leg said:

Well going for the snake oil and diamond water is not a smart route. The only reason Christie lived so long with Stage IV Lung Cancer is because he opted for traditional treatment, Bracknell has gone for alternative methods. She will maybe last 1/2 as long as Christie.

Christie was given loads of chemo Bracknell was told she could only have 6 rounds of palliative chemo which she hasnt taken.Big difference.

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Listening to a bit on Christie by Bunce + McGuigan, and wee Barry says he was confused for a bit as to whether it was Errol or Herol that had died as they are both ill. Herol, as in Graham, tried to top himself a decade ago, but went to work in Asda two years ago in a bid to beat the depression when it returned. Worth a spot in monitoring lists...*he does have a just giving page but I couldn't get it to load...

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Former British and Commonwealth featherweight champion Evan Armstrong has died aged 74. http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/obituaries/15400944.Obituary___Evan_Armstrong__one_of_Scotland__39_s_greatest_ever_featherweight_boxing_champions/

 

Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_Armstrong

 

Latterly suffered from Alzheimers and unsurprisingly blamed his cerebral injuries on his boxing career.

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