Podcast: Boxing Life Stories with Tris Dixon...

Tris Dixon: Fan or Not A Fan...

  • Fan

    Votes: 28 90.3%
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    Votes: 3 9.7%

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DB Cooper

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Got around to listening to the Leroy Caldwell pod yesterday. By and large a sad story. Something like 7 years in jail. Fought some big names in his 64 fight career but never made good money.
 
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I have a few to catch up on, any advice over where I should start between Eklund, Mckenzie, and Gallagher?
 
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I have a few to catch up on, any advice over where I should start between Eklund, Mckenzie, and Gallagher?
I've only listened to Gallagher's from that 3 and enjoyed them.

He is always a little hard done by, but you definitely get his point of view from the interview.

Hes had to put up with a lot of unfair shit and you can tell its affected him.

I've always liked him more than most, and the interview reaffirmed that.
 
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I've only listened to Gallagher's from that 3 and enjoyed them.

He is always a little hard done by, but you definitely get his point of view from the interview.

Hes had to put up with a lot of unfair shit and you can tell its affected him.

I've always liked him more than most, and the interview reaffirmed that.
Cheers. Was thinking of starting with that one anyway.
 
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DB Cooper

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Although I mainly listen to Tris' podcasts I do listen to some of Matthew Macklin's as well.

Listening to Macklin's Barry Jones one a couple of days ago. A good listen. He comes out with some funny stuff and had Macklin laughing as well as myself.
 
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Although I mainly listen to Tris' podcasts I do listen to some of Matthew Macklin's as well.

Listening to Macklin's Barry Jones one a couple of days ago. A good listen. He comes out with some funny stuff and had Macklin laughing as well as myself.
Very funny that one
 
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Tried listening to the Dickie Eklund one the other day and had to switch it off.

No fault of Tris Dixon's, Eklund just had that dishonest vibe a lot of drug addicts have, and it really put me off. Wasn't sure I could trust what he was saying.
 
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DB Cooper

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Have to say that these have been great recently. Really enjoyed Gallagher and Duke mckenzie
I hadn't realized how ordinary Duke's amateur career was for a 3 division WBO titleholder. He said he won 30 from 60 and at one stage lost 17 in a row!
 
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DB Cooper

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Michael Buffer's interview with Matt Macklin is a great listen. Buffer has a wealth of stories going a long way back.
 
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I hadn't realized how ordinary Duke's amateur career was for a 3 division WBO titleholder. He said he won 30 from 60 and at one stage lost 17 in a row!
He reminded me a lot of Johnny Nelson the way he described it. Being immature and looking up to the other fighters.

I have always liked him, but I thought he came across really well. Humble and respectful. Clearly loved his brothers too.

He also told the stories very well. I could picture them clearly. Great listen.
 

DB Cooper

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He reminded me a lot of Johnny Nelson the way he described it. Being immature and looking up to the other fighters.

I have always liked him, but I thought he came across really well. Humble and respectful. Clearly loved his brothers too.

He also told the stories very well. I could picture them clearly. Great listen.
I was also thinking of the parallels with Nelson.
 

DB Cooper

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Have to say that these have been great recently. Really enjoyed Gallagher and Duke mckenzie
Just started listening to the Gallagher pod. Admittedly I have only listened to 10 minutes so far, but he comes across as a guy who feels hard done by and thinks the world owes him.
 
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Just started listening to the Gallagher pod. Admittedly I have only listened to 10 minutes so far, but he comes across as a guy who feels hard done by and thinks the world owes him.
Yes. He's always the same. Miserable sod with a huge chip on his shoulder, thinks the whole world is against him. It might be part of the reason he is so driven and successful.

He is also a bit of a hypocrite. I have heard him a few times recently talk about how uk license holders shouldn't slag each other off, but then he is happy to give it out to fighters, judges, broadcasters, and promoters when it suits him.

That being said, he gets too much stick imo,and the people that send personal stuff to him or his family need sorting out.

He is also very successful, and his fighters all speak well if him as a coach.
 

DB Cooper

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Yes. He's always the same. Miserable sod with a huge chip on his shoulder, thinks the whole world is against him. It might be part of the reason he is so driven and successful.

He is also a bit of a hypocrite. I have heard him a few times recently talk about how uk license holders shouldn't slag each other off, but then he is happy to give it out to fighters, judges, broadcasters, and promoters when it suits him.

That being said, he gets too much stick imo,and the people that send personal stuff to him or his family need sorting out.

He is also very successful, and his fighters all speak well if him as a coach.
There were still some pearls to be found in the latter part of the Gallagher interview from a boxing perspective. But he is sour character.
 
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