Forgotten Favourites.

Chinny

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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.
Ole Klementson! He was a kronk fighter wasnt he? He was a proper kill or be killed merchant, Mr Excitement
 

Chinny

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Another couple of early 90s favourites who would occasionally crop up on sky were Anaclet Wamba, the French cruiserweight (WBC champ) and Regilio Tuur the Dutch super feather. Tuur was Euro champ and I must look up how his career panned out because he seemed a dead cert for world titles.
 
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:lol: why different times?!? :lol:
I was going ashore last Wednesday after lunch , and that was the reason for the cut-off time for Holligan , who I really wanted to claim for myself , but gave you first refusal due to the Liverpool connection. The ship was due to sail at 6pm last week and I was expecting to lose my internet connection about an hour after that so that was why I gave you the additional time as I knew you were a fan of Hoko.

You have had over a week now to claim my other favourite Scouse boxer of the Nineties , Richie Wenton. Not good enough.:-(
 

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I was going ashore last Wednesday after lunch , and that was the reason for the cut-off time for Holligan , who I really wanted to claim for myself , but gave you first refusal due to the Liverpool connection. The ship was due to sail at 6pm last week and I was expecting to lose my internet connection about an hour after that so that was why I gave you the additional time as I knew you were a fan of Hoko.

You have had over a week now to claim my other favourite Scouse boxer of the Nineties , Richie Wenton. Not good enough.:-(
:rofl
 
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I always enjoyed watching Billy Schwer. Excellent domestic/euro career, just fell short at world level. Class operator but suffered badly from cuts if I remember.
 

Chinny

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I was going ashore last Wednesday after lunch , and that was the reason for the cut-off time for Holligan , who I really wanted to claim for myself , but gave you first refusal due to the Liverpool connection. The ship was due to sail at 6pm last week and I was expecting to lose my internet connection about an hour after that so that was why I gave you the additional time as I knew you were a fan of Hoko.

You have had over a week now to claim my other favourite Scouse boxer of the Nineties , Richie Wenton. Not good enough.:-(
Wtf :rofl:rofl
 

Chinny

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The Ruelas brothers, Gabe and Rafael. From memory Gabe beat Azumah Nelson and Rafael won the IBF Lightweight before being blasted out in 2 by De La Hoya. Exciting fighters both...especially Rafael.
 
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Fighters who I enjoyed that have not been mentioned ;
Johnny Armour.
Francis Ampofo
Neville Brown.
Stevie Foster snr.
Ensley Bingham.
Maurice Core.
Fidel Castro Smith/Slugger O'Toole.
Gary Mason.

Also surprised that neither Jim McDonnell or Pat Barrett haven't been mentioned.
 
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@brown bomber Ole Klemetsen was Norwegian actually. He was a lot of fun to watch.. and yes, he had a fucking ponytail.

He never got to fight in his home country as pro boxing was illegal in Norway (until less than a year ago).. even sparring was illegal. He was a big deal in Norway (and still is to an extent) and well known in other parts of Scandinavia, but i think it probably hurt his career quite a bit that he couldn't fight in Norway, financially if nothing else.

And yes @Chinny , he was trained by good ol' Emanuel Steward.. well, until he stopped paying Steward and Steward sued him (and won). They did make up later i think, and i'm not sure but i think Emanuel became his trainer again at some point.

A few more fun/useless facts about Ole..

In 1997 he had to have almost his entire left middle finger amputated after some kind of bad infection. He was in training camp in Spain and tried to stop a guy stealing some woman's purse, he caught up with him and they got into a scuffle, Ole punched him and cut his finger on the other guy's teeth.
He said it was the right decision to have it amputated and it never hurt his boxing career.. but he was an avid guitar player (and still is), and it of course limited him a lot as a guitarist.



He had one of the most fitting nicknames in boxing.. well, his Norwegian nickname anyway. He was nicknamed Ole "Lukk�ye" Klemetsen. "Ole Lukk�ye" is what they call the sandman in Norwegian.
He would either put you to sleep, or he'd go to sleep himself.

He also dated Lene Nystr�m from Aqua (Barbie Girl) at one point, i think it was long before Aqua had their breakthrough.


He was only 29 when he retired, but he was completely shot by then. In his last fight he got KTFO'd in the second round by a little known fellow Norwegian with a 20-2-1 record. The guy who beat him only had 4 KO's at the time.