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   Old Thread  #798 26 Sept 2019 at 9.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thatís interesting. My Dad was a bit of a lad and a man in our area, he used to make me go fighting, scared stiff at the time but hey yo

I was never bullied as such but had a bit of trouble and learned to sort it out
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   Old Thread  #797 26 Sept 2019 at 9.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Totally the opposite with me , i was a tall gangly kid and was bullied and picked on , my dad was a very tough street brawler which made it worse !
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   Old Thread  #796 26 Sept 2019 at 8.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think the same with a lot of fighters

You know what, I have read loads on all the top fighters, fascinates me, I bet 80% of them have had troubled times and psychological problems. I think thatís the underlying motivation, could be wrong?

I read one book and he said he gave up because ďI just wasnít angry anymoreĒ

I know Benn had a few demons

End up f the day, itís a sport with a lot of violence albeit they were gloves in the ring, some nasty people around who would happily beat you to near on death

I participated in fighting sports for a few years, and nothing gives as much pleasure as knocking the **** out of each other and shaking hands afterwards, thatís total respect for me, real mans game

Who wants a ****ing fight

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   Old Thread  #795 26 Sept 2019 at 8.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
bloke I worked with went to school with Nigel Benn he said he was a real nasty bully always beating up kids
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   Old Thread  #794 26 Sept 2019 at 8.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Rolex Ray ha great name
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   Old Thread  #793 26 Sept 2019 at 8.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yeah thats him , i was only 15 when i met him , he told me he was going to london to knock the **** out of some southern softie , but 3 days before he had a brawl with doormen in york i think , he did all 4 of them but he got cut above the eye so the fight in london was called off , that southern softie turned out to be lenny mclean !! There was a documentary made about him i think its on you tube , watch it if you get chance , i will have a look for it.
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   Old Thread  #792 26 Sept 2019 at 6.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I can remember him jeff, sure he fought a traveling fella and nearly killed him proper bad *******
As for benn he definitely got mixed up with the wrong people, got nicked for glassing a geezer called rolex ray, out of his nut on coke must have payed him off because it all seemed to go away
My mate had a row with paul ince and when he put it on him he went away and came back with benn who was off his rocker and started ranting and raving but luckily enough kept his hands down
Not sure why heís fighting again, could be money could be he misses it but i dont think its a good idea
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   Old Thread  #791 26 Sept 2019 at 10.34am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's the one mate, Gardner.

As reputations go, fearsome at the time when fists ruled the streets and not guns. I know he used to do debt collection and "other stuff", wouldn't have fancied him knocking on my door

Sounds like his sons followed in his footsteps too sadly?
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   Old Thread  #790 26 Sept 2019 at 8.49am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That was the british title fight against john l gardner , He still holds the record of fighting for a title with the least number of pro fights 6 i think ? Spent years in prison for various things charles bronson was a mate of his , had 2 sons both in prison for 2 seperate murders ! Got an asbo and had to stay out of wakefield centre , a real character who escaped from a foreign jail and swam across shark infested waters ! Sadly died a alcoholic .
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   Old Thread  #789 26 Sept 2019 at 6.14am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yeah, Iíve heard of him Jeff, if he was the heavyweight, lot older than me.

He was a bit of a local brawler and knuckler mate, not to be messed with. I remember seeing one of his biggest fights, just turned his back and walked off, ref stopped it, quite a character
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   Old Thread  #788 25 Sept 2019 at 9.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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This has made me think about people ive met in boxing , Chris not sure how old you are but did you ever hear of paul sykes from wakefield, He has to be one of the strangest fighters i ever met as hard as nails .
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   Old Thread  #787 25 Sept 2019 at 8.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No doubt about it, in his prime one of the most entertaining fighters I have seen, as well as his tear up style I used to love his rope work, moving, slipping, counter, brilliant
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   Old Thread  #786 25 Sept 2019 at 8.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thing is someone somewhere in the world will sanction it somehow. Johnny Nelson has written an article about it saying its for closure rather than aiming for another career. Hopefully neither get hurt if it does go ahead. There's talk of Shannon briggs fighting again too, he's a similar age to Benn. Such a shame these guys can't accept their careers for what they are, both very good but in the past
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   Old Thread  #785 25 Sept 2019 at 8.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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He has appealed against that Gerry and has met all criteria , hope he doesnt get it
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   Old Thread  #784 25 Sept 2019 at 8.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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He did but Benn should have called that fight off he was shot at twice in the run up to that fight and did,nt train properly for it , i m very lucky that i had got to know him quite well and he was crapping himself at that time.
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