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20 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Cross-posting report of the death of Jarvis Astaire.


Guardian obit for Jarvis Astaire.

Not picked in the DDP surprisingly.

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13 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Guardian obit for Jarvis Astaire.

Not picked in the DDP surprisingly.

 

Had been shortlisted for my "bung 'em on the DDP" side project team, and had I known one of the chosen 20 had actually died a decade ago (still cursing that fanzine) there's been a number of far better choices that made the final 30 who would have been better DDP picks. Like this one.

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Evander Holyfield came back - aged 58 - and lasted 58 secs, don't bother with the first 3 mins and 40 secs of the video, after which it's fairly one-sided once it kicks off: 

 

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Mike Agassi (wiki), Iranian-born American Olympic boxer, dead at 90.

Also the father/coach of tennis player Andre Agassi (b. 1970).

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Just watched a BBC interview with boxing promoter Bob Arum (wiki) about the Tyson Fury fight.

Arum is 90 in two months. He looks and sounds incredible for his age.

Here he is yesterday, looking livid and snapping at a reporter, telling him "shut the fuck up you little prick".

A future name for the 100 Club?
 

 

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On 15/03/2017 at 16:08, 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

     


Tony DeMarco (wikidead at 89.

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No deaths involved but...

 

Chris Eubank had his manbag and some chocolate stolen in London. I have vague memories of a similarly embarrassing incident for another former world champ, Lloyd Honeyghan, who was mugged by schoolgirls outside a florists shop run by his family. Seriously, what happens to these guys once they lose the urge to fight?

 

Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/58902221

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On 11/07/2021 at 11:48, drol said:

Former world champion Miguel de Oliveira receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Dead.

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