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    What was the fascination with this guy amongst Brits. Why was he such a big hero to you guys?
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    I like Frank....he had a horse face and looked a lot like Shannon Sharpe the tightend for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens.

    But the way he fought was pretty good...would have been nice had he fought Holyfield though
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    Frank was one of those rare breed of sportsman whose personality was so warm and so likeable that literally EVERYONE loved him.

    I've never known another sportsman like him in my lifetime.

    I mean Benn was popular because he could really punch and was exciting to watch, Calzaghe is popular because of his speed and skills, Tyson was popular becuase he was a monster for a few years at least but Bruno was popular because he was Frank.

    You cared about him as a man before you cared about him as a fighter.

    He was also of course, the kind of sportsman that us Brits most like, a gallant loser

    Nothing motivates the British public to love and adore a sportsman more than if he tries and fails!

    To this day the only British Ski Jumper I have EVER heard of is Eddie the Eagle Edwards, who even today is a recognisable figure, simply for coming completely and hopelessly last in the winter Olympics about 15 years ago

    The press attention he got back then was insane, he was literally an overnight celebrity, on the pages of all the newspapers, on the news, in magazines, the man became a legend.

    Why? Because we LOVE Losers :P

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    ...which is why Cool Runnings was such a great movie
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    ...I like the concept that Britain having a decent heavyweight is as absurb Jamaica having a bobsleigh team, well funny.

    Gotta love Frank, I heard he was a statue that someone brought to life with wizardry and magic mushrooms. Big puncher tho, very strong, and er thats about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilbo
    Frank was one of those rare breed of sportsman whose personality was so warm and so likeable that literally EVERYONE loved him.

    I've never known another sportsman like him in my lifetime.

    I mean Benn was popular because he could really punch and was exciting to watch, Calzaghe is popular because of his speed and skills, Tyson was popular becuase he was a monster for a few years at least but Bruno was popular because he was Frank.

    You cared about him as a man before you cared about him as a fighter.

    He was also of course, the kind of sportsman that us Brits most like, a gallant loser

    Nothing motivates the British public to love and adore a sportsman more than if he tries and fails!

    To this day the only British Ski Jumper I have EVER heard of is Eddie the Eagle Edwards, who even today is a recognisable figure, simply for coming completely and hopelessly last in the winter Olympics about 15 years ago

    The press attention he got back then was insane, he was literally an overnight celebrity, on the pages of all the newspapers, on the news, in magazines, the man became a legend.

    Why? Because we LOVE Losers :P
    Interesting. You guys would just LOVE Kevin Federline then.
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    Default Re: Frank Bruno

    Frank was actually a really good techical fighter with massive power - his problem was his defence and his inability to cover up under attack and buy recovery time.

    Cost him when way ahead against Bonecrusher, way ahead against Witherspoon, ahead against Lewis.
    The fights against Tyson (especially the second) were a sham - he was a scared man!!



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    Default Re: Frank Bruno

    Quote Originally Posted by Hulk
    What was the fascination with this guy amongst Brits. Why was he such a big hero to you guys?
    he like barry mcguigan was popular to people who usually never followed boxing. but when mcguigan boxed and his dad sang before each bout that was amazing and the crowd got excited. i prefer mcguigan over bruno as barry's fights were exciting and he was very personable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyle
    I like Frank....he had a horse face and looked a lot like Shannon Sharpe the tightend for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens.

    But the way he fought was pretty good...would have been nice had he fought Holyfield though












    I think Bruno Holyfield would have been a great fight....One that I would have said was even money.....Frank was a good fighter who seemed to have trouble with those guys of big power....He was ok until he got to much of it....EG Tyson overwhelmed him with constant power...Lewis right was too much.....He was doing damn good against Lennox until then.....Him and Evander would have put on a great match
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    Default Re: Frank Bruno

    Holyfield would have Murdered him
    Big-H is spot on when he says his defence was his big let down.
    I remember clearly when Jumbo Cummings clipped him and his hands just shot down to his waistline and he was out on his feet,tottering around like an infant in a playpen.
    Same with Bonecrusher
    Frank was also one who would admire his own work rather than follow it up but at the end of the day he simply conducted himself in a way that demanded respect from everyone.
    Put simply....A Nice Chap

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    Default Re: Frank Bruno

    Add to that the fact that the UK was producing Sh*t all else of any importance (Heavies) around the early to mid 1980's

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    I dread to think what would have happened to Frank had Cummings not nailed him with half a nanosecond left in the round.

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    Default Re: Frank Bruno

    Bruno registered higher than Mike Tyson on a PSI test in the late 1980s. He also has one of the highest knockout percentages of any beltholder. Lucien Rodriguez, who went 12 rounds with Larry Holmes, was knocked out with a single combination by Bruno.
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    Even named my Rotty after him and this is a man who sold out Wembley Stadium easily against Witherspoon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smashup
    Bruno registered higher than Mike Tyson on a PSI test in the late 1980s. He also has one of the highest knockout percentages of any beltholder. Lucien Rodriguez, who went 12 rounds with Larry Holmes, was knocked out with a single combination by Bruno.
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    Even named my Rotty after him and this is a man who sold out Wembley Stadium easily against Witherspoon
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    I named my 2 great danes Tyson & Bruno after them

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    I used to work in a place with a Rottweiler... and surprise surprise he was named after the great man too


    bet Bruno would be world champ if he was around at the moment...Gary Mason too
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