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@Pigg, I read the book some time ago. There are so many books on the "Final Solution". One on Auschwitz, published to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, is a comprehensive look as to how it started as a camp for Polish political prisoners in to the site of the largest mass murders in history, where around a million people were murdered. Regards Mervyn The Gee
 

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Watched the boxing last night from Brooklyn. Surprised at how easily Washington folded. The twenty-two months out ot of the ring showed up in Thurmans performance, .yes he won , but he will need another couple of fights before he is firing on all cylinders. Regards Mervyn The Gee
 
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Today is Holocaust day. I saw on the news today that up to 20% of adults in the UK either believe that the Holocaust never happened, or that if it did the number of Jews murdered has been exaggerated. Where do these people live?, in caves. Hundreds of books have been written by survivors of this disgusting event. People like myself and family have visited these death camps. I have attended meetings where survivors have told of their experiences. When I lived In London , for a time I lived in Golders Green, which at the time was the Jewish capital . My son is married in to the Jewish faith, how anyone with a brain can doubt that this did happen are fooling themselves. Regards Mervyn The Gee
 
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@Pigg, never entered my head. Another great song , I saw Ella numerous times. The Ink Spots were a unique American group, and had hits with "Whispering Grass" and "I don"t want to set the world on fire". Regards Mervyn The Gee
 
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Great to see Boxing back at the Royal Albert Hall. Isaw Bugners first and last fights there, between 1968 and 1974. Othernames that appeared there over the years , Ali, Barrera,Cooper,Lewis,Hatton, BJS and many many others. Fantastic place to watch boxing. When I lived in London I started going there in the mid-sixties, great atmosphere. Regards Mervyn the Gee
 

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Re the Royal Albert Hal, one of the many famous faces that attended was the one and only Terry Downes. For some reason Terry liked to sit next to my son and myself, no chance of keeping him quiet, but did he know his boxing, constantly telling the referee what a waste of space he was, and then entering the bar and buying a round of drinks, a rather irritating but very likeable guy. Sadly missed on the boxing scene. Regards Mervyn the Gee
 

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Another great issue of Boxing News this week.Two articles stand out, the retirement of George Groves, and the death of Hugh McIIvanay. The editor, Matt Christie, wrote a very good retirement article on George Groves, and also said good-bye to McIIvanay. Inside , glowing tributes to McIIvanay, by Alan Hubbard,, and Sixteen journalists, including Bunce, Hauser, Lillis, and Tris Dixon.. I met Hugh many times at various functions, and was at the IBHOF in 2009 when he was inducted. . He spent most of the time in Graziano"s bar chatting to the punters, with his pint in his hand, and his Cuban cigar stuck to his lips, a great knowledge of boxing, and he was always prepared to listen, but not necessarily agree with you. he retired about three years ago, and we will never see his like again. May he RIP. Regards Mervyn The Gee
 

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Is there anyone out there? very , very quiet on the forum, is there any particular reason? or is the forum just dying off? I have watched two good games of rugby this week-end, Wales v France and England v Ireland. Great come back by Wales, 16-0 down at half time. England were superb today, outplayed the Irish in the first half , and thoroughly deserved their win. Based on this performance they will surely win the Championship.. looking forward to Boxing on Sky and Box- Nation tonight. Have to record the sky bouts, Mummy wants to watch "T he Voice", it"s staying in Saturday. Regards Mervyn the Gee
 

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Surely the guy who broke into that building to have sex with two dead women needs to be locked away?. In this day and age, so I am told there are many, many "live" women agreeable to have sex. I am now entering my 80th year so I can just about remember having sex( Joke, mummy, honest).In my work experience in London I encountered a number of Necrophelia and Incest crimes in just one block of flats. I am given to understand that in some areas this behaviour is normal.Regards Mervyn The Gee
 
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Is there anyone out there? very , very quiet on the forum, is there any particular reason? or is the forum just dying off? I have watched two good games of rugby this week-end, Wales v France and England v Ireland. Great come back by Wales, 16-0 down at half time. England were superb today, outplayed the Irish in the first half , and thoroughly deserved their win. Based on this performance they will surely win the Championship.. looking forward to Boxing on Sky and Box- Nation tonight. Have to record the sky bouts, Mummy wants to watch "T he Voice", it"s staying in Saturday. Regards Mervyn the Gee
Hi mate. I don't blame Marie for one minute. I know you are not a fan but I wouldn't miss The Voice for anything. However I dd the opposite, watched the rugby and boxing and recorded Voice.
Friday night I watched Wales beat France. What a magnificent comeback. Pleased for all the Welsh lads, in particular my favourite Alun Wyn,and Warren Gatland in his last year. They are gonna be a hard team to crack particularly on home ground.
As you'd expect I was chuffed to see England beat Ireland. Didn't really expect that as I thin k Ireland are still a great team and won't be going away just because of one loss. To a man England were terrific though, and in some small way Jones was vindicated. People can say what they like but the man has held his nerve through some bad patches. Disappointed young Maro got injured. He's a great player but I'm guessing could be out a while. Small consolation is theres some good alternatives.
Saw the Cheesman bill, thought he should have been pulled out around the 8th. Recorded Boxnation will watch today.
All the best Mervyn.
 
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PS I thin k it will be a VERY tough one for England away to Wales. France no walk in the park either next weekend.
 

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@Boxfan.Re Cheeseman, I think his cornermen should be ashamed of themselves,he was getting battered from pillow to post, and as you say could easily have been pulled out at least Two rounds earlier. It will take him some time to recover from that battering. Great performance by all the English team , looking forward to England v Wales, I think Wales might just sneak it. . Regards Mervyn The Gee
 
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Fantastic couple of games of rugby and the standard they play at now every game is won on fine margins the physicality of England was great to see as they really tore into Ireland from the off,well done again to Boxfan's nephew who was as always a solid performer.

Mervyn,agree with you on Cheeseman,brave corner men to me are actually the ones that tap a fighter on the shoulder and say you have had enough,how one judge had TC losing by only a point was ludicrous.

He can come again but be it Euro/British level he wasn't in with a banger last night and that would be the worry for me more than anything,very easy to hit.
 
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@Makingweight. Nice to hear from you. Cheeseman was way out of his depth last night, cornermen not looking after their fighters is nothing new. We had the idiot Bundini Brown urging Ali to go forward and finish Holmes off, when in fact Ali was getting the hiding of his career. Regards Mervyn The Gee
 

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Just watched the |Kovalev fight, what a superb performance. I hope that a fight with one of the other holders , can be arranged fairly quickly. Kovalev is 36 this year and as possibly another three decent fights left. I would think he as a decent bank balance , but if he could unify the belts he could retire with a really good amount in his bank. I wonder if Warrington would be interested in unifying against Kovalev, based purely on last nights performance I would have to go with Kovalev. Regards Mervyn The Gee