Jack O’Halloran

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THE FORGOTTEN GREAT WHITE HOPE As Muhammad Ali ruled the heavyweight division in the mid 60's, white hope contenders came and went. Henry Cooper, George Chuvalo and Karl Mildenberger all were vanquished by the "Greatest". When Ali was forced to relinquish his crown in 1967, the best of the white …

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Jack Johnson v Tommy Burns

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History was to be made on this momentous day in 1908. For the first time ever in boxing history a black man was to fight for the World Heavyweight Championship. Sure black men were allowed to fight for lesser weight titles but not the biggest prize in sports. Jack Johnson …

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The Muhammad Ali v Joe Frazier Trilogy

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Probably the most famous rivalry in boxing history. When Muhammad Ali was stripped of his championship in 1967 following refusal of the draft to fight in the Vietnam War the heavyweight championship was thrown into a state of confusion The World Heavyweight Championship was again split into 2 parts. The …

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Jose Torres

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There was a time in the mid 60's that revolved around who would be Muhammad Ali's next opponent. The former Cassius Clay was chewing up and spitting out challengers with alarming ease. His hold on the heavyweight title was reaching the point of fan boredom. Few could see any serious …

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Marvis Frazier

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Marvis Frazier - The Lost Son The camera rolls and the highlight clip begins. It shows a young, undefeated but green Marvis Frazier dancing while taunting heavyweight champion Larry Holmes. In the blink of an eye Holmes unloads a right hand sucker shot that sends Marvis backward and into a …

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Frank Bruno

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Born November 16th 1961 in Hammersmith London England, Bruno was the youngest of six children. Bruno’s first experience of boxing was in 1973 whilst at Oak Hall School in Sussex (an establishment for “problem’ children). As an amateur he won 20 out of 21 contests boxing for the Sir Philip …

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Battle of Britain

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Who produces the best boxers in UK is it the south? Is it the rest of the country? Below is my take on a South of Britain verses the rest of the UK. The fighters are in my opinion the best produced by the respective area in the last 30 …

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Jess Willard v Jack Dempsey

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Independence day In 1919 was to begin a new era in heavyweight boxing. The era of the Manassa Mauler. The Heavyweight Championship was in a poor state of affairs in 1919. The champion Jess Willard had only made one title defence since beating Jack Johnson in 1915. This was against …

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