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DB Cooper

RIP Jimmy Thunder
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Jimmy Thunder has passed away, aged 54.

Thunder, real name Jimmy 'Thunder' Peau had had brain surgery on a tumour and died in his sleep in Auckland Hospital.

Jimmy was one of my all-time favourite fighters and I am really saddened to hear of his passing.

RIP Jimmy.
 

DB Cooper

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Les Sherrington had a fight in Vienna last weekend and suffered his 14th career stoppage.

Les is 37 now and was shot sometime ago but he continued because he said he wanted to get to 50 pro fights. He has had 53 pro fights now and if he can't make the decision to retire someone needs to make it for him.
 

DB Cooper

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A Jimmy Thunder story worth sharing with his passing :

Jimmy started his career training in Jack Rennie's backyard gym in Essendon, Victoria. Lionel Rose, Barry Michael, Paul Ferreri and many other champions over the years trained under Jack there.

Jimmy, a big strong heavyweight, when new to the gym was hitting the bags and Mrs Rennie came out of the house wondering what all the noise was. She famously said to Jack "when he hits the bags it sounds like Thunder" and thus Jimmy Peau became Jimmy Thunder, and the rest is history.
 

DB Cooper

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There is talk of a Paul Gallen vs Mark Hunt match up.

Hunt is asking for a guaranteed $1 million.

Hunt is 45 and the last time I heard his name mentioned it was in an article where he was quoted as saying how messed up he was due to fighting. Said his memory was shot and that he was suffering many other symptoms consistent with brain damage.
 
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Mundine really, really needs to announce his retirement and then honour that committment.
Reckon fighting Choc these days even brings a nice pay day?
These day he's far from the sports money man down under.

I think it's rubbish for Zerafa to be even chasing him at this point as it will do next to nothing for his career. But can see why he would if he's going to get paid. Why not take a few months out chasing the top level for an easy fight with a big cheque.

Though that said... I reckon you'd be doing it tough to get to 6 digits with Choc these days.
 
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DB Cooper

RIP Jimmy Thunder
May 17, 2013
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Reckon fighting Choc these days even brings a nice pay day?
These day he's far from the sports money man down under.

I think it's rubbish for Zerafa to be even chasing him at this point as it will do next to nothing for his career. But can see why he would if he's going to get paid. Why not take a few months out chasing the top level for an easy fight with a big cheque.

Though that said... I reckon you'd be doing it tough to get to 6 digits with Choc these days.
I don't think fighting Mundine these days would provide life changing money. But it might pay better than most other fights and he is a soft target these days.

But all Mundine has to do is tell anyone who wants to fight him that he is retired. That he refuses to do that suggests he will be back.
 

DB Cooper

RIP Jimmy Thunder
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DB Cooper

RIP Jimmy Thunder
May 17, 2013
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Jason Moloney 20-1 and Joshua Greer Jr. 22-1-1 is signed and will be on April 25th in Las Vegas. Nevada.

The Inoue-Casimero fight is on the same card.
 

DB Cooper

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Rohan Murdock 24-1 and Zach Parker 18-0, the #1 and #2 ranked WBO super middleweights, will meet at Manchester Arena on Saturday March 7th, with the winner aiming for a challenge against reigning WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders.
 

DB Cooper

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Was listening to a podcast interview with Sam Greco and heard he had had a heart attack early last year, stents inserted and then later in the year, a triple bypass operation.

@DBerry
 

DB Cooper

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Michael Zerafa has left Sam Labruna's gym and is now training out of the Ellis' gym.

BOXING NEWS :: I have had a huge amount of messages in regards to michael Zerafa , just to put it to rest and official, michael no longer trains with team Labruna boxing and we have parted amicably, tho Michael no longer trains with us he is managed and promoted by myself SLB fight night also Brendan Bourke and BIG TIME boxing’s Brian Amatruda , we are currently working on his next fight and awaiting a signed contract from his opponent before making the fight official, thank you.
 

DB Cooper

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i picked tszyu the minute the fight was called.

horn wanting 10 rounds speaks lack of motivation.

i think tszyu will ko him.
Still thinking Horn wins this because of the amount of mongrel in him but it appears Tszyu wanted the fight more and might be more up for it too. Could make for a great fight.