Podcast: Boxing Life Stories with Tris Dixon...

Tris Dixon: Fan or Not A Fan...

  • Fan

    Votes: 20 95.2%
  • Not A Fan

    Votes: 1 4.8%

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Jan 14, 2013
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Did you believe it all?
He’s obviously got into some trouble in the past as you can google it, but yeah their were parts where I felt he may be embellishing it some what. He made Sheffield sound like an episode of Gomorrah. Surely it’s not that mad?
 
He’s obviously got into some trouble in the past as you can google it, but yeah their were parts where I felt he may be embellishing it some what. He made Sheffield sound like an episode of Gomorrah. Surely it’s not that mad?
No doubt he's been in trouble.
But his stories did seem a tad overy the top in parts.
The Brendan Ingle/Dave Allen story about Allen "blowing bubbles" seemed quite timely...
 
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Jan 14, 2013
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No doubt he's been in trouble.
But his stories did seem a tad overy the top in parts.
The Brendan Ingle/Dave Allen story about Allen "blowing bubbles" seemed quite timely...
Also the part where Tris Dixon kept saying that it all sounded a bit crazy but he had googled some of the people Richard knew etc sounded like Tris may of felt it sounded like Richard may of been a little economical with the truth in places!!
 
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DB Cooper

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May 17, 2013
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Towers was an interesting listen but I have little doubt he has embellished on some of his experiences.

He claimed he had faced attempted murder charge after attempted murder charge after attempted murder charge, and I find that hard to believe.

I am also surprised, with his jail time and criminal rap sheet, that he has been able to one, travel and two, work with children.

Not sure what the case is in the UK, but in Australia, to work with children you need a Working With Children ID card and to get one you need police checks completed. In Australia, Towers would never be granted one of those cards. No chance whatsoever.
 
Jul 6, 2019
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Listened to Towers. I am not really into gangland stuff, but it was interesting.

There are more people living that sort of life than you would hope. I grew up in a crap area where there was a lot of violent crime. Mostly teenagers stabbing each other, but also some proper gangsters.

I can believe a lot of the stuff did happen, (these things do), but I also know a lot of these guys talk rubbish. Reputation means a lot to them, most are a bit touched in the head, and they believe their own hype more than most.

Every one of the guys you get on those Danny Dyer shows talk as if they are a cross between Rocky and rambo and have murdered whole squads of folk with their bare hands. Got to take it with a pinch of salt.
 
Jul 29, 2013
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Listened to Towers. I am not really into gangland stuff, but it was interesting.

There are more people living that sort of life than you would hope. I grew up in a crap area where there was a lot of violent crime. Mostly teenagers stabbing each other, but also some proper gangsters.

I can believe a lot of the stuff did happen, (these things do), but I also know a lot of these guys talk rubbish. Reputation means a lot to them, most are a bit touched in the head, and they believe their own hype more than most.

Every one of the guys you get on those Danny Dyer shows talk as if they are a cross between Rocky and rambo and have murdered whole squads of folk with their bare hands. Got to take it with a pinch of salt.
You know!
 
Jul 6, 2019
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You know!
Ha, I wasn't mixing with the cast of Snatch, just the normal teenage stuff for anyone who has grown up in the rough bit of a city. You do know people though.

Was glad to be out of it. My current area is all hipster barbers, artisan bakeries and pop-up art galleries. I'm soft as anything now.
 

DB Cooper

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Listened to the Ben Davison pod and enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

In an interesting disclosure, Davison revealed what happened to some of Tyson Fury's weight. I won't spoil it for you.
 
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DB Cooper

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May 17, 2013
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What did people think of the ending of the Ingle podcast?

If you have listened to it you will know what I am referring to.
 

DB Cooper

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May 17, 2013
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Listened to the Jane Couch pod.

About 50 minutes or so in I nearly quit on it. Glad I didn't though. It gets better as it goes along.

Well worth the listen.
 
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Jun 14, 2012
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Listened to around half an hour of the Pat Lynch pod. Seemed good but I was absolutely knackered at the time so I'll finish it tonight.
 
Jul 6, 2019
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I am a bit behind with these. Just listening to Ian Darke. Just hearing him talk boxing brought back loads of memories.

He has loads of well practiced anecdotes, can imagine him swapping them in press rooms, or dishing them out at dinner functions.

Liked the Frank Maloney quote "they've killed Lou Duva! I think he's dead! ", talking about Prince Naseem being a prat, and interviewing a naked Marvin Hagler.
 
Sep 22, 2014
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I am a bit behind with these. Just listening to Ian Darke. Just hearing him talk boxing brought back loads of memories.

He has loads of well practiced anecdotes, can imagine him swapping them in press rooms, or dishing them out at dinner functions.

Liked the Frank Maloney quote "they've killed Lou Duva! I think he's dead! ", talking about Prince Naseem being a prat, and interviewing a naked Marvin Hagler.
Yeah the Darke one was like a stroll down memory lane. Loved it. Best one so far for me.
 
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