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Bare knuckle boxing

GUEST,Jim Clark..London.England 26 Jan 03 - 03:12 PM
Ebbie 26 Jan 03 - 04:59 PM
leprechaun 26 Jan 03 - 05:17 PM
GUEST,Jim Clark..London.England 26 Jan 03 - 05:38 PM
Mooh 26 Jan 03 - 05:40 PM
Les B 26 Jan 03 - 06:28 PM
Ebbie 26 Jan 03 - 06:35 PM
Ebbie 26 Jan 03 - 06:43 PM
GUEST,Jim Clark..London.England 27 Jan 03 - 04:47 AM
GUEST,T-boy 27 Jan 03 - 08:05 AM
kendall 27 Jan 03 - 08:14 AM
Dave the Gnome 27 Jan 03 - 09:23 AM
GUEST,Jim Clark..London.England 27 Jan 03 - 12:42 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 27 Jan 03 - 01:15 PM
ard mhacha 27 Jan 03 - 01:32 PM
Chanteyranger 27 Jan 03 - 03:35 PM
GUEST,colwyn dane 27 Jan 03 - 07:23 PM
Chanteyranger 27 Jan 03 - 07:25 PM
GUEST 27 Jan 03 - 07:29 PM
GUEST,Jim Clark..London.England 28 Jan 03 - 01:42 AM
Chanteyranger 28 Jan 03 - 02:56 AM
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Subject: Bare knuckle boxing
From: GUEST,Jim Clark..London.England
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 03:12 PM

Over the Christmas here in the UK we had a celebrity fight between two well known celebrities...I've read that the idea grew from the latest fad for yuppie boxing matches in which well heeled blokes fight over well heeled blokes in the boxing ring in front of other well to do types who come to watch the fights and have dinner....it all sounds a lot of fun (if you can afford it ha ha)....I wonder if US television has been staging celebrity boxing matches like the BBC are now proposing to do as a series....You might enjoy a peek at a memorial to a bare knuckle boxer from another time lies in an old churchyard here in London....heres the link to the photo..
Tom Cribb memorial bare knuckle boxer 1781 - 1848 Woolwich south east London..


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Subject: RE: Bare knuckle boxing
From: Ebbie
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 04:59 PM

jimmie no no, for your information, that's not a boxer at all, it's a lion! (Unless you're talking about the bichon?)

:)
Eb


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Subject: RE: Bare knuckle boxing
From: leprechaun
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 05:17 PM

Over here, our celebrities fight in claymation.


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Subject: RE: Bare knuckle boxing
From: GUEST,Jim Clark..London.England
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 05:38 PM

That rather proud looking lion is a memorial to said bare knuckle boxer....


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Subject: RE: Bare knuckle boxing
From: Mooh
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 05:40 PM

It's often done here as a sideshow to a hockey game. Every so often they try to do away with it because it's seen as so much brutality, though it may have more to do with attracting an American audience or advertisers or something. Anyway, on skates the bouts don't last very long.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Bare knuckle boxing
From: Les B
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 06:28 PM

Here they pay the homeless to batter each other! (A film crew was just arrested for it last month.) I've heard them called "Bum Fights," which has a whole different meaning here than your side of the pond. :)


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Subject: RE: Bare knuckle boxing
From: Ebbie
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 06:35 PM

Jim Clark, we know...


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Subject: RE: Bare knuckle boxing
From: Ebbie
Date: 26 Jan 03 - 06:43 PM

I suspect (admittedly cynically) that the main reason they switched to gloved fists is that a bare knuckle fight tends not to last long enough to give the fans their money's worth. What they should do, I think, is go back to bare fists but allow the antagonists, at a strategic moment, to pick up a club or a shovel or an iron bar and bring the contest into a new dimension!

Before I get accused of all kinds of new age, pc thinking, I have to admit I grew up in a boxing family, boxed my brothers from age 7-12 or so, and have always enjoyed the quick reflexes it takes.


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Subject: RE: Bare knuckle boxing
From: GUEST,Jim Clark..London.England
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 04:47 AM

Of course you know Jim Clark.. Ebbie.......I didnt actualy get to see the Ricky Gervais vs Grant Bovey fight over the Christmas,but it just struck me as a fascinatingly "flying in the face of political correctness" idea,in a time when a professional boxers only got to get a scratched nose for all and sundry to demand the sports abolition...It also struck me as sounding like a lot more fun than watching the mono-sylabic goons who currently occupy the worlds boxing stage....in a sport where great personality seems something we can only find in its past....


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Subject: RE: Bare knuckle boxing
From: GUEST,T-boy
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 08:05 AM

What we need is Female Celebrity Mud-Wrestling.


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Subject: RE: Bare knuckle boxing
From: kendall
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 08:14 AM

John L. Sullivan, the Boston strong boy, went 75 rounds with Jake Kilrain. That must have taken a while.
Sullivan held the world title for 10 years with his bare fists; and, only Joe Louis and Larry Holmes came close, and they wore gloves.


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Subject: RE: Bare knuckle boxing
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 09:23 AM

With some of the farces we have seen recently I wonder how long before boxing goes the way of wrestling and becomes World Boxing Entertainment?

Or am I being too cynical?

DtG


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Subject: RE: Bare knuckle boxing
From: GUEST,Jim Clark..London.England
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 12:42 PM

Anything has got to be better than watching the brain dead Tyson in the ring again....


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Subject: RE: Bare knuckle boxing
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 01:15 PM

Has anyone heard of the fight between Jonn L Sullivan and Dr Hugh N Mac Donald. (a bar room brawl)
Sullivan lost to the Cape Breton doctor.
               Slainte,
                  sandy


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Subject: RE: Bare knuckle boxing
From: ard mhacha
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 01:32 PM

Dave you are right, Boxing to-day is a farce. How many "World" Champions can you name?,at the last count there was 76. The game is up for this "sport". Ard Mhacha.


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Subject: RE: Bare knuckle boxing
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 03:35 PM

Yes, here in the U.S. a cable TV channel has shown a few celebrity boxing matches: Barry Williams (from "The Brady Bunch") vs Danny Bonaduce (from "The Partridge Family"), Paula Jones vs Tina Harding (former Olympic skater - is Tina her first name? I can't recall for sure).
As Kendall noted, bareknuckle matches could be marathons, some going 100-plus rounds. Those weren't necessarily as long as today's 3-minute rounds. In the bareknuckle era a round ended when a fighter was knocked down.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Bare knuckle boxing
From: GUEST,colwyn dane
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 07:23 PM

Andy Bowen fought Jack Burke in New Orleans in 1893.
The contest ended as a draw after 7 hours and 19 minutes - 110 rounds.

In June 1952 Sugar Ray Robinson fought Joey Maxim for the light-heavyweight championship; he was unable to come out for the 14th, although well ahead on points. But he did last longer than the referee who had to be replaced when he left the ring in a state of exhaustion at the end of round 10. The outside temperature that night was 104F(40C) and Robinson lost approximately 16lbs during the course of the fight.

Regards.
CD


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Subject: RE: Bare knuckle boxing
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 07:25 PM

TANYA Harding.


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Subject: RE: Bare knuckle boxing
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 07:29 PM

TONYA, not Tanya


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Subject: RE: Bare knuckle boxing
From: GUEST,Jim Clark..London.England
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 01:42 AM

Now female boxing...I draw the line at that....I cant stomach the idea of it..let alone watching it myself....I wonder what others think?????


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Subject: RE: Bare knuckle boxing
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 02:56 AM

Thanks for the correct name, Guest.


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