Podcast: Boxing Life Stories with Tris Dixon...

Tris Dixon: Fan or Not A Fan...

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The Jimmy Tibbs one was fascinating. I had no idea he'd done a ten year stretch for attempted murder.

Here's an interesting article on the officer involved in the Tibbs' case:
https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-scotsman/20190104/281801400093698
Cheers.

I had known about his conviction, but didn't know any details. I had hoped he would elaborate a little in the interview, but he downplays it all.

Tibbs denies his family were gangsters, but they are mentioned as such by a good few sources. Don't blame him for keeping his mouth closed though, makes sense for a lot of reasons.

Whether they were full on gangsters or not, they were clearly a dangerous family to get into a feud with. Even judged by the standards of the time.
 
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Around a hour into the Colin Hart one and throughly enjoying it

On and I'm guessing somewhere down the line he has been fobbed off by Joshua
 

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Cheers.

I had known about his conviction, but didn't know any details. I had hoped he would elaborate a little in the interview, but he downplays it all.

Tibbs denies his family were gangsters, but they are mentioned as such by a good few sources. Don't blame him for keeping his mouth closed though, makes sense for a lot of reasons.

Whether they were full on gangsters or not, they were clearly a dangerous family to get into a feud with. Even judged by the standards of the time.
Here's another interesting video that goes into detail on the charges.

 
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I remember him saying before something along the lines of “I had to do something to avoid my family getting hurt!” as if he was some innocent who had to do what he did to protect his family.

He’s a fucking scumbag, never liked him for it and fact he’s always tried to downplay it with shot like that, rather than just admit he was wrong.

Not a great look admitting you tried to stab someone to death.
 
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Was wondering who people would like to feature on this podcast?

Off the top of my head I would like any of the following:

Jim Watt
Barry McGuigan
John Conteh
Mickey Vann
Victor Laughlin
Audley Harrison
Danny Williams
Robin Reid
Carl Thompson
Eamon Mcgee

Would be happy for any of the big names too, (Lennox, Hatton, Naz, Bruno etc), but they might be harder to get. Also any of the established trainers that have yet to feature.

Cheers.
 
Was wondering who people would like to feature on this podcast?

Off the top of my head I would like any of the following:

Jim Watt
Barry McGuigan
John Conteh
Mickey Vann
Victor Laughlin
Audley Harrison
Danny Williams
Robin Reid
Carl Thompson
Eamon Mcgee

Would be happy for any of the big names too, (Lennox, Hatton, Naz, Bruno etc), but they might be harder to get. Also any of the established trainers that have yet to feature.

Cheers.
Danny Williams is always top of my list...
 
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Was wondering who people would like to feature on this podcast?

Off the top of my head I would like any of the following:

Jim Watt
Barry McGuigan
John Conteh
Mickey Vann
Victor Laughlin
Audley Harrison
Danny Williams
Robin Reid
Carl Thompson
Eamon Mcgee

Would be happy for any of the big names too, (Lennox, Hatton, Naz, Bruno etc), but they might be harder to get. Also any of the established trainers that have yet to feature.

Cheers.
Wouldn’t mind Julius Francis.
 
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I listened to the Colin Hart one but to be honest I enjoyed it but at times found it a little bit rose tinted at times.

I remember reading Harts columns at times and finding them a rather bit crap at times. At times in the podcast I found myself thinking that he was really lucky to be sent to the fights he went to for the Sun however could another journalist done a better job reporting on them.

The part where he tells the stories of going to Holmes house or Ali letting him in his hotel room and being able to do that that left me thinking he was real lucky to be in the right places at the right times .

However when he mentioned that no fighter nowadays wold allow that left me thinking, perhaps the reason why is because they learnt from the previous generations fighters who allowed journalists into their circles and proceeded to be stitched up.

Interesting pod that one but maybe I’m probably in the minority but I just found Hart slightly a bit of a relic of his times.Seemed like he didn’t have much positivity toward boxing at all these days now he’s off the Suns gravy train.

Basically for some one who managed to see so much amazing boxing his love for it didn’t seem to shine through for me , now that he don’t report on it so much.
 
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Was wondering who people would like to feature on this podcast?

Off the top of my head I would like any of the following:

Jim Watt
Barry McGuigan
John Conteh
Mickey Vann
Victor Laughlin
Audley Harrison
Danny Williams
Robin Reid
Carl Thompson
Eamon Mcgee

Would be happy for any of the big names too, (Lennox, Hatton, Naz, Bruno etc), but they might be harder to get. Also any of the established trainers that have yet to feature.

Cheers.

The shawn porter one is also a good listen, if he could get any more american fighters or trainers that would be great to get a whole different perspective on sport. Antonio Tarver, Andre Ward, Tim Bradley, James Toney etc
 
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The shawn porter one is also a good listen, if he could get any more american fighters or trainers that would be great to get a whole different perspective on sport. Antonio Tarver, Andre Ward, Tim Bradley, James Toney etc
Would really like some American or international guests. Obviously more difficult to get on the show, but the different perspectives into boxing would be great.

Think Ward would be top of my list. An intelligent, funny man with a lot to say.


Never liked him when he was active, always thought he was a cheat, but I have really warmed to him since.
 
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I’ve mentioned it before in the thread but I’d really recommend the Macklin’s Take podcast.

Macklin & Andy Clarke make a good team and they’ve had some great guests. Latest one is Peter Buckley, which is well worth a listen.
Thanks for the recommendation.

Finally got the chance to listen yesterday. Was really good. I listened to the Groves and Andy Lee ones. Both really interesting.

Will catch up with the rest when I can.
 
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Thanks for the recommendation.

Finally got the chance to listen yesterday. Was really good. I listened to the Groves and Andy Lee ones. Both really interesting.

Will catch up with the rest when I can.
The Carl Froch one!

Not sure if he has gone full mental or if he is at the wind up with all the flat earth, moon landing, third eye, smart meter, fluoride nonsense.

I know Lee believes it, but he seems thick as mince. Carl seems much brighter, but he clearly still looks up to his brother quite a bit.
 
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The Carl Froch one!

Not sure if he has gone full mental or if he is at the wind up with all the flat earth, moon landing, third eye, smart meter, fluoride nonsense.

I know Lee believes it, but he seems thick as mince. Carl seems much brighter, but he clearly still looks up to his brother quite a bit.
I’d hope he’s on the wind up, but it’s fucking dead pan as fuck if it was? He’s just an odd fucker is Froch.

Plus he must have taken about 3 million headshots in his career, so they’ve gotta take effect at some point.
 
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I’d hope he’s on the wind up, but it’s fucking dead pan as fuck if it was? He’s just an odd fucker is Froch.

Plus he must have taken about 3 million headshots in his career, so they’ve gotta take effect at some point.
Either way it's funny.

Takes a lot of balls to be that big a wind up merchant, or to openly talk do much rubbish if he actually believes it all.

Wonder if he will go full David Icke and start wearing shell suits and going on about lizard people?
 
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Either way it's funny.

Takes a lot of balls to be that big a wind up merchant, or to openly talk do much rubbish if he actually believes it all.

Wonder if he will go full David Icke and start wearing shell suits and going on about lizard people?
Hopefully?! Although the conviction he was talking about flat earth with kinda makes him there already.
 
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