Forgotten Favourites.

Jul 26, 2013
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Tough guy thought he beat McCrory and was unlucky to meet a prime Curry I may be wrong but think Ring voted him best Welter of the 80's not to win a title.
Yep. I thought he beat McRory also. Would you say he was slightly past his best himself when he fought what I agree is prime Curry? Also at the time they were saying Curry was the only man with a chance with Hagler if he moved up. Honeyghan put paid to that. They all have their day.
 
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John Duddy never gets mentioned much on here. Had a massive following in New York and used to love watching his on RTE when they were big on boxing. I remember he smashed up a young and terrified Prince Arron when he came in as a late replacement.
Didnt he move over to fight in America, trained by Buddy McGirt :huh I might be wrong...

I was talking about Prince Aron with my oldman the other day, what happened to him??? Tall fighter and I think he was big at the weight, he seemed to lose to (i forget now) and never really get back... He was a scaffolder wasnt he...


I tell you who never gets a mention on here.....surprising given he was an Olympic medalist, "proper" world champ and a legit hard core porn star

I met him at York Hall many years ago and he is very down to earth


Should of had a win over Joe Calzaghe too...
 
Sep 12, 2012
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Glenn Cately. Never managed to see his fights against Beyer or Woodhall so Lucas will have to do.

[video=youtube;-f6ygpheALU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f6ygpheALU[/video]
 
Jun 14, 2012
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Didnt he move over to fight in America, trained by Buddy McGirt :huh I might be wrong...

I was talking about Prince Aron with my oldman the other day, what happened to him??? Tall fighter and I think he was big at the weight, he seemed to lose to (i forget now) and never really get back... He was a scaffolder wasnt he...





Should of had a win over Joe Calzaghe too...
He spent most of his career fighting in America mate but came back to Ireland and had a few fights. Not sure if he ever trained with Buddy McGirt but he was with Don Charles for a few fights.

Arron lost a SD decision to Brian Rose a few years ago for the British and then seemed to vanish. He was incredibly tall for the weight but only had a couple of stoppages to his credit.
 

One to watch

CHB WORLD CHAMPION 2018
Jun 5, 2013
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Arron was being touted as a real fighter,the win over sam webb is rarely mentioned but that was a great fight.brian Rose came in as a good underdog but deservedly beat him (never a SD) and then he went away for a bit.came back at middleweight and with that scottish promoter,last I saw he was being comfortably beaten by bursak in Monaco.

He used to be trained by bob shannon when he was going well,and shannon had matthew hatton and denton vassel amongst others then.
 

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May 14, 2013
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Castle Duckula.
Carl Johanneson. Leeds fighter and proud of it. Loved his all action fights and saw most of his big ones. For entertainment value I think he was one of our best at a time that I was mega into the sport. After the Burns win he looked set to be Euro champ but that came to an end against Levan Kirakosyan. Next up he fought a past hist Micheal Gomez in a cracker but for some reason took time off and ended up losing a brave effort to Kevin Mitchell. He kinda petered out after that but damn I had some great nights watching him fight.

[video=youtube;EYmDiNWlapM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYmDiNWlapM[/video]

Clinton Woods. Far better than given credit for. Wish he was around now in his prime to beat Cleverly and Bellew. He has/had a caravan on the same seaside site as my gran at Cleethorpes when he won his world title. Really sound bloke.
 

Journeyman Jeff

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Jun 6, 2012
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Great thread guys;

Some of my favourites were....

Paul Burke - stylish and under rated power was always in good fights.
Crawford Ashley - Huge banger, lovely style but leaky defence.
Ross Hale- heavy handed consistent British champion
Pat Mullings- such a skillful and exciting fighter
Kevin Lueshing- another always in good fights - left hook was a beaut
Darren Corbett- didn't look like he would be able to do much but frightening power helped him secure some stunning wins
Ole Klementson - big hitting swede.... fuck he could dig- and he had a pony tail
Richard Williams - as above
Wayne Alexander- big hitter great to watch - wasted on Warren undercards
Jason Matthews - same
Chris Saunders- erratic dangerman
Paul Wesley- erratic and dangerous journeyman - very fun to watch
Pele Reid- always fun
Paul Ryan - worst chin i've ever seen - great dig
Micheal Ayers- class
Jon Thaxton- big hitter great KO's
Colin Dunne- beautiful combinations- should have being a star
Micheal Brodie - watching him break people down was a thing of beauty. Like Jamie Moore kept at Euro level too long.
 
Jun 11, 2014
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Was in bath but just thought of Sibbo. How would the present crop do with him? Kevin was able to outbox him,but Im not sure any of the present crop could. As I say no disrespect.
One that came to mind while soaking was Robbie Davies,Dad of the present up and comer. No Sibbo but had an excellent amateur career. Then turned pro not many fights but exciting while it lasted. Met him in Liverpool. As you'd expect bit of a rough diamond but speak as I find not up his own backside modest,good company and a decent guy.
I think Sibbos prime years coming before the WBO era , sum up the difference in winning a "World Title" in 70s or 80s compared to the 90s or later.Another Leicester based fighter in Chris Pyatt was able to hold the WBO MW Title in the 90s. [ [MENTION=4957]Boxfan[/MENTION] , sorry for not replying sooner, but I have had no internet access for the last week.]
 
Jun 11, 2014
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Great thread guys;

Some of my favourites were....

Paul Burke - stylish and under rated power was always in good fights.
Crawford Ashley - Huge banger, lovely style but leaky defence.
Ross Hale- heavy handed consistent British champion
Pat Mullings- such a skillful and exciting fighter
Kevin Lueshing- another always in good fights - left hook was a beaut
Darren Corbett- didn't look like he would be able to do much but frightening power helped him secure some stunning wins
Ole Klementson - big hitting swede.... fuck he could dig- and he had a pony tail
Richard Williams - as above
Wayne Alexander- big hitter great to watch - wasted on Warren undercards
Jason Matthews - same
Chris Saunders- erratic dangerman
Paul Wesley- erratic and dangerous journeyman - very fun to watch
Pele Reid- always fun
Paul Ryan - worst chin i've ever seen - great dig
Micheal Ayers- class
Jon Thaxton- big hitter great KO's
Colin Dunne- beautiful combinations- should have being a star
Micheal Brodie - watching him break people down was a thing of beauty. Like Jamie Moore kept at Euro level too long.
Great post . A real shame you dont post more often on the Brit forum.
 
Jun 11, 2014
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Darren Dyer, Eamon Loughran, Andy Till, Henry Wharton, Frank Grant, Shea Neary, Crawford Ashley, Big Bad James Oyebola, Scott Welch, Paul Hoko Hodkinson, Steve Robinson (barely gets a mention here outside of the Naz fight), Colin McMillan.....there's loads
When i first posted this thread last week , in my head i gave you until after lunch to claim Holligan and until after 6pm to claim Hoko , or i was going to claim them first. Luckily for you I got side tracked by an excellent conversation with [MENTION=4957]Boxfan[/MENTION] , last Wednesday evening and never got round to claiming Hoko.:lol:
 

Chinny

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When i first posted this thread last week , in my head i gave you until after lunch to claim Holligan and until after 6pm to claim Hoko , or i was going to claim them first. Luckily for you I got side tracked by an excellent conversation with [MENTION=4957]Boxfan[/MENTION] , last Wednesday evening and never got round to claiming Hoko.:lol:
:lol: why different times?!? :lol: