Tell the story of what made you a boxing fan

zoe

I Love Boxing & Dogs
May 16, 2013
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Out West
Was it a specific fight?
A specific fighter?
Watching with your dad?
What did it?
 
May 17, 2013
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9,496
Louisiana
My dad and I would watch Friday Night Fights broadcast live from Madison Square Garden on our old black and white TV in the late 50's until he died in 61.

By then I had already heard of one of my uncle's exploits in boxing while in the Navy during WWII. He was a fleet champion around flyweight at the time and when he got discharged he would often box in shows around our home town in what were known as "smokers"------more or less underground stuff and not sanctioned events.

Boxing was still in its heyday when I was a kid around my town with many gyms featuring both amateur and pro boxers and there were boxing shows a few times a month locally. Now, pfffftt, not much boxing going on at all for the past 15 years or more.
 

hazza

wasted chemist
Sep 2, 2013
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1,517
Broadbeach, QLD
Was it a specific fight?
A specific fighter?
Watching with your dad?
What did it?
Mike Tyson.

The sole reason I ever got into boxing. When he slaughtered Trevor Berbick to become the youngest hw champ in history I was hooked. Couldn't get enough of his fights.

It was my uncle who go me into him, he videoed that Berbick fight and I watched it over and over.

Us kids were all rocky fans and Tyson was a real life clubber lang.