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Pauline McLynn on "Father Figure", Ardal O'Hanlon on "London Irish", Doreen Keogh either alive or dead nobody knows, Graham Linehan as the biggest cunt Twitter has ever seen... seems like Dermot Morgan checked out at the right time.

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The irony is that those dodgy decisions which otherwise have ended Ali's career in 1976 rather than 1981 may have contributed to Ali's health problems...

 

In one of the many books of serious writing on Ali Joyce Carol Oates discusses the dubious benefits of his ability to take a punch and hang on to win a long fight. In fact, Ali's late-career rope-a-doping meant he shipped a lot of punches round the back of his head/top of his neck; the very place at which he was most likely to sustain damage to his brain's ability to communicate with and control his central nervous system.

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The last two posts:

 

It's almost as if being repeatedly punched in the skull is bad for your health or something.

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http://www.badleftho...mike-perez-loss

 

Mago Abdusalamov is in a medically-induced coma following his loss in an HBO televised fight.

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/comatose-boxer-life-support-stroke-article-1.1509904

 

Now on life support after suffering a stroke while in coma

 

His family is having a vigil

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"Baby" Jake Matlala, the shortest ever world champion in any boxing division (4'10) has died at the age of 51. Creepily enough, he was apparently Nelson Mandela's favourite boxer.

 

Quite a left field sympathy death.

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which must make Will Smith shit himself right now..

 

Baby+Jake+and+Mandela.jpg

 

a bit like that pic of Seville, the ripper and Bruno imo....

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http://www.badleftho...mike-perez-loss

 

Mago Abdusalamov is in a medically-induced coma following his loss in an HBO televised fight.

 

http://www.nydailyne...ticle-1.1509904

 

Now on life support after suffering a stroke while in coma

 

His family is having a vigil

 

Abdusalamov is now out of his coma, and his condition is improving.

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Didn't Half Man Half Biscuit write a song about him?

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Torn between "unsure if serious", " no, that was the Manics" and "try to find a link re Bob Dylan and a biscuit"....

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Didn't Half Man Half Biscuit write a song about him?

 

Not that I'm aware of.

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Oh sorry it was The Smiths yeah. "Tornado In a Tea Shop".

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Bob Dylan did a song about him. Its called '

'. Apologies for this shitty version.

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Yeah that was it. I wasn't too far off.

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In something of a career prime but 49 year old Bernard Hopkins is our kind of guy. Still taking massive blows to the head, going the distance and winning a worthwhile title (which doubtless means taking more massive blows into his fifties).

 

S'cuse the cynicism but...DL 2034 may have him in first place, not that he'll know much about it.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...boxing/27093417

 

Ironically, our man supports research into brain injuries in sport:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/boxing/26049533

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Bob Dylan did a song about him. Its called '

'. Apologies for this shitty version.

 

 

kill-it-kill-it-with-fire.jpg

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