Classic Boxing Pictures and Videos

May 17, 2013
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This is one of the better threads on this site. It is nice to see very good pics of some of the old time greats and clips of some of them in action. The scary thing is, I recognize almost all of them just by the picture without the name being applied. I've been following boxing since the late 50's and have read up on, and sought out clips of many of the older fighters from years past.

I remember my wife standing behind me when I was watching an old clip and there was a knockdown and how the fighter who knocked his opponent to the canvas basically stood right there and waited for him to gain his feet then proceeded to beat hell out of him again. She, not knowing how the rules were back then, started saying how unfair that was and I had to explain it to her.
 

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This is one of the better threads on this site. It is nice to see very good pics of some of the old time greats and clips of some of them in action. The scary thing is, I recognize almost all of them just by the picture without the name being applied. I've been following boxing since the late 50's and have read up on, and sought out clips of many of the older fighters from years past.

I remember my wife standing behind me when I was watching an old clip and there was a knockdown and how the fighter who knocked his opponent to the canvas basically stood right there and waited for him to gain his feet then proceeded to beat hell out of him again. She, not knowing how the rules were back then, started saying how unfair that was and I had to explain it to her.
Had to be a Dempsey fight...maybe vs Willard? You could have told her that boxing has progressed greatly since then,...now we have a mandatory 8 count, and more humane, attentive referees, who ascertain that the downed fighters cognitive abilities have or haven't been impaired sufficiently before waiving the fighters back into action, allowing the the downed fighter more chances to get his brains knocked out.
 
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May 17, 2013
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Had to be a Dempsey fight...maybe vs Willard? You could have told her that boxing has progressed greatly since then,...now we have a mandatory 8 count, and more human, attentive referees, who ascertain that the downed fighters cognitive abilities have or haven't been impaired sufficiently before waiving the fighters back into action, allowing the the downed fighter more chances to get his brains knocked out.
Have no fear, she knows the current rules of boxing, the standing 8 count, going to a neutral corner, etc. She had just never seen how it was back in the early days of boxing when you just stood over your downed opponent and waited until he made an effort to stand to begin pounding him again.
 
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Phantom

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Have no fear, she knows the current rules of boxing, the standing 8 count, going to a neutral corner, etc. She had just never seen how it was back in the early days of boxing when you just stood over your downed opponent and waited until he made an effort to stand to begin pounding him again.
I guess she's not a Dempsey fan then, eh?
 
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She is a Jack Dempsey fan, but only in the sense that it is the name of a very good Seafood Restaurant here in N.O. I don't think she knows who Jack Dempsey really is. She only knows of Braddock and Baer because of the movie "Cinderella Man".
I would have though that she might have heard of Max Baer because of those Beverly Hillbillies reruns....but that would have depended on her wondering who Max Baer Sr. was.
 

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Your man Edwin looking tidy against Erik Morales. First time ive seen this
Saw that many moons ago.

I still ask myself what could've happened with Edwin Valero had he kept himself on the right side of the tracks. I fucking loved that bloke, and I still get shit on here for it. He was a fucking animal.

If you haven't watched his last fight against Antonio DeMarco I suggest you have a look. When he got cut with the elbow he just went straight up a gear and got the job done.

It's fair to say he was a nutjob, a lunatic...but he was the Man.
 
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Saw that many moons ago.

I still ask myself what could've happened with Edwin Valero had he kept himself on the right side of the tracks. I fucking loved that bloke, and I still get shit on here for it. He was a fucking animal.

If you haven't watched his last fight against Antonio DeMarco I suggest you have a look. When he got cut with the elbow he just went straight up a gear and got the job done.

It's fair to say he was a nutjob, a lunatic...but he was the Man.
Did edwin know anything other than powershots!
 
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