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    Default Ibar Arrington vs "Irish" Pat Duncan

    It was a Saturday afternoon, I was about 12 years young, sitting alone on a cold day in my living room, Wide World of Sports was on, and the featured bout was "Irish" Pat Duncan vs Ibar Arrington.

    @Andre I curled up in the cold living room and sat back and enjoyed a stellar fight. I wish I could find a tape of it, it would bring bacl old memories. "Iriish" Pat nailed Arringotn with 3-.4- even 5-punch combinations, with Arrington using a weird cross-armed defense while his head snapped back over and over from "Irish" Pat's combos. This continued for most of the fight. Arrington tried some late-rallying bullcrap, mostly using triple jabs, with some success. When the bell ended the fight at the end of the 12th round (opr nwas it a 10-rounder? gotta check- BoxRec--- I WAS SURE "IRISH" PAT HAD DONE MORE THAN ENOUGH TO GET THE DECISION.

    The outrage of a 12 year old can be surprising. The judges gave it to Arington, after all "Irish" Pat had done to muss up his beak-like bird-like face of Ibar. I was outraged and wondered WHAT FRIKKING FIGHT WERE THE JUDGES WATCHING? I WAS SURE AT THE AGE OF 12 DUNCAN HAD HANDILY WON THE FIGHT.

    To this day I have been looking for a tape/recording of that fight. What a pleasure it would be @Greenbeanz to see that again after nearly 40 years. @Dia bando ytour stomach is bigger than all the rest and that includes Butterbean bwahahaa @greynotsoold what about in Butte? Aything up there bro? Cuz Im on my way pretty soon after touring Europe. @Bill Paxtom @denilson200 @orangeclock @sinister Snickers and the Milky Way Galaxy
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    Default Re: Ibar Arrington vs "Irish" Pat Duncan

    @Fenster

    FACT.

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    Default Re: Ibar Arrington vs "Irish" Pat Duncan

    Quote Originally Posted by brocktonblockbust View Post
    It was a Saturday afternoon, I was about 12 years young, sitting alone on a cold day in my living room, Wide World of Sports was on, and the featured bout was "Irish" Pat Duncan vs Ibar Arrington.

    @Andre I curled up in the cold living room and sat back and enjoyed a stellar fight. I wish I could find a tape of it, it would bring bacl old memories. "Iriish" Pat nailed Arringotn with 3-.4- even 5-punch combinations, with Arrington using a weird cross-armed defense while his head snapped back over and over from "Irish" Pat's combos. This continued for most of the fight. Arrington tried some late-rallying bullcrap, mostly using triple jabs, with some success. When the bell ended the fight at the end of the 12th round (opr nwas it a 10-rounder? gotta check- BoxRec--- I WAS SURE "IRISH" PAT HAD DONE MORE THAN ENOUGH TO GET THE DECISION.

    The outrage of a 12 year old can be surprising. The judges gave it to Arington, after all "Irish" Pat had done to muss up his beak-like bird-like face of Ibar. I was outraged and wondered WHAT FRIKKING FIGHT WERE THE JUDGES WATCHING? I WAS SURE AT THE AGE OF 12 DUNCAN HAD HANDILY WON THE FIGHT.

    To this day I have been looking for a tape/recording of that fight. What a pleasure it would be @Greenbeanz to see that again after nearly 40 years. @Dia bando ytour stomach is bigger than all the rest and that includes Butterbean bwahahaa @greynotsoold what about in Butte? Aything up there bro? Cuz Im on my way pretty soon after touring Europe. @Bill Paxtom @denilson200 @orangeclock @sin ister Snickers and the Milky Way Galaxy

    Can't find any video footage but you can buy an old Ring Mag and read the match report in there for less than $7 here

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    Default Re: Ibar Arrington vs "Irish" Pat Duncan

    Brockton Blockbuster,

    Nice Call........

    Saturday ~ November 20, 1976

    Seattle Center Coliseum ~ Seattle, Washington

    Fight Promoter > Elmer Boyce

    The 'original' Main Event was to be >

    Former Light-Heavyweight Champion - Bob Foster vs. Rafael 'Raffles' Gutierrez

    But the 'always irritable' and comebacking {Age; 38 years, 7 months} Bob Foster
    held out for more money {after signing a contract}, and walked out.

    'Sheriff Bob' had initially agreed to a $25,000 Fight Purse for an 'easy' tune-up bout.
    But then demanded another $5000.

    When he was told 'NO', he walked out.
    Last edited by Bill Paxtom; 12-29-2014 at 05:46 PM.

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    Default Re: Ibar Arrington vs "Irish" Pat Duncan

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Paxtom View Post
    Brockton Blockbuster,

    Nice Call........

    Saturday ~ November 20, 1976

    Seattle Center Coliseum ~ Seattle, Washington

    Fight Promoter > Elmer Boyce

    The 'original' Main Event was to be >

    Former Light-Heavyweight Champion - Bob Foster vs. Rafael 'Raffles' Gutierrez

    But the 'always irritable' and comebacking {Age; 38 years, 7 months} Bob Foster
    held out for more money {after signing a contract}, and walked out.

    'Sheriff Bob' had initially agreed to a $25,000 Fight Purse for an 'easy' tune-up bout.
    But then demanded another $5000.

    When he was told 'NO', he walked out.
    Bill, your nostalgia is giving life to this forum. Naming the venues, promotoers, etc... is pure boxing nostalgia. Love it

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    Default Re: Ibar Arrington vs "Irish" Pat Duncan

    Thanks 'Triple B'

    I think the 'flavor' of a particular bout is sometimes required.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Saturday ~ November 20, 1976

    Seattle Center Coliseum ~ Seattle, Washington

    Fight Promoter > Elmer Boyce

    'Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship'
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Dale 'Ibar the Sailor' Arrington ~ 19-1-1 {12 KO's}
    vs.
    Larry 'Irish Pat' Duncan ~ 35-9-3 {27 KO's}

    Dale 'Ibar' Arrington {Age; 24 years, 11 months} from Everett, Washington
    was the hometown boy, and he was the 'Odds On' Favorite at 5-3 over Pat Duncan.

    They were trying to build him up in this Television Bout.

    'Irish Pat' Duncan {Age; 27 years, 11 months} was still a capable fighter,
    and could give any young, up-and-coming Heavyweight a tough go.

    'Irish Pat', a Carson City, Nevada native had just moved to Spirit Lake, Utah.
    Last edited by Bill Paxtom; 12-29-2014 at 09:22 PM.

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    Default Re: Ibar Arrington vs "Irish" Pat Duncan

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Paxtom View Post
    Thanks 'Triple B'

    I think the 'flavor' of a particular bout is sometimes required.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Saturday ~ November 20, 1976

    Seattle Center Coliseum ~ Seattle, Washington

    Fight Promoter > Elmer Boyce

    'Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship'
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Dale 'Ibar the Sailor' Arrington ~ 19-1-1 {12 KO's}
    vs.
    Larry 'Irish Pat' Duncan ~ 35-9-3 {27 KO's}

    Dale 'Ibar' Arrington {Age; 24 years, 11 months} from Everett, Washington
    was the hometown boy, and he was the 'Odds On' Favorite at 5-3 over Pat Duncan.

    They were trying to build him up in this Television Bout.

    'Irish Pat' Duncan {Age; 27 years, 11 months} was still a capable fighter,
    and could give any young, up-and-coming Heavyweight a tough go.

    'Irish Pat', a Carson City, Nevada native had just moved to Spirit Lake, Utah.
    Hey Bill, how on earth do you dig this stuff up? For example where Duncan had just moved his home to? etc. Awesome stuff.

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    Default Re: Ibar Arrington vs "Irish" Pat Duncan

    This bout was part of the CBS Sports Spectacular 'Late Night Boxing Show'

    It was broadcast on the East Coast at 11:30 PM.

    Originally,

    Bob Foster {Former World Light-Heavyweight Champion} was to take on
    Rafael 'Raffles' Gutierrez in a 10-Round bout.

    * Bob Foster was supposed to get a $25,000 Fight Purse.
    * Rafael Gutierrez was penciled in to get a $5000 Fight Purse.

    1-Day before the bout {Friday, November 19th}, Bob Foster got irritable,
    and demanded another $5000+.

    CBS-TV who had bought the rights to telecast the bout said 'NO'.

    Bob Foster then walked, pissing off CBS-TV {Northwest} and Elmer Boyce
    the Fight Promoter.

    A change of venue >

    The Dale Ibar Arrington vs. 'Irish Pat' Duncan bout was then made the 'Main Event'
    and for the Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship.

    The 'Main Undercard' was > Marvin Camel vs. Larry Castaneda.

    The 'Opening Bout' was > Mike Colbert vs. Karl Vinson.
    Last edited by Bill Paxtom; 12-30-2014 at 12:14 AM.

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    Default Re: Ibar Arrington vs "Irish" Pat Duncan

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Paxtom View Post
    This bout was part of the CBS Sports Spectacular 'Late Night Boxing Show'

    It was broadcast on the East Coast at 11:30 PM.

    Originally,

    Bob Foster {Former World Light-Heavyweight Champion} was to take on
    Rafael 'Raffles' Gutierrez in a 10-Round bout.

    * Bob Foster was supposed to get a $25,000 Fight Purse.
    * Rafael Gutierrez was penciled in to get a $5000 Fight Purse.

    1-Day before the bout {Friday, November 19th}, Bob Foster got irritable,
    and demanded another $5000+.

    CBS-TV who had bought the rights to telecast the bout said 'NO'.

    Bob Foster then walked, pissing off CBS-TV {Northwest} and Elmer Boyce
    the Fight Promoter.

    A change of venue >

    The Dale Ibar Arrington vs. 'Irish Pat' Duncan bout was then made the 'Main Event'
    and for the Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship.

    The 'Main Undercard' was > Marvin Camel vs. Larry Castaneda.

    The 'Opening Bout' was > Mike Colbert vs. Karl Vinson.
    @Master can we bring this guy back?

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    Default Re: Ibar Arrington vs "Irish" Pat Duncan

    Bill left and chose not to come back.
    Do not let success go to your head and do not let failure get to your heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Bill left and chose not to come back.

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    Never back tracked
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Bill left and chose not to come back.
    After Ali died, he reportedly said “my work is done!”
    He fucking hated him. Would be great to have him back.
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    Default Re: Ibar Arrington vs "Irish" Pat Duncan

    So we're not convinced he was the "Joe Smith" fella either .

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    Default Re: Ibar Arrington vs "Irish" Pat Duncan

    Quote Originally Posted by Spicoli View Post
    So we're not convinced he was the "Joe Smith" fella either .
    more than likely all the same person
    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

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