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    Re: say a prayer or spare a good thought for Joe Frazier

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post

    During the "Golden Age" of Heavyweights... mid-60's to the mid-70's... just before the "alphabet soup" crap of 20 different organizations, all the best heavyweights fought all the best heavyweights, several times. There was no "ducking" or promoter protection, and no "creating" of great boxers who actually fought no one. These guys fought everyone, and you knew who the best were.
    The Frazier/Ali/Foreman/et. al. generation was raised to respect the sport and take pride in their craft, sure they made a living fighting, but it was more than that, being champion still meant something to those guys. Unfortunately somewhere down the line enough guys figured out how to get more money out of "premium" fights and raised up a new generation of "boxers" who are raised to look for a payday first and fight second, I have no questions in my mind that prime for prime the older guys would humiliate Mayweather, Tyson(well, after he lost Cus D'Amato anyway) and many others in the respective classes. It's a shame to see the old greats starting to succumb to age, Ali with Parkinson's, This bombshell about Frazier's liver cancer, etc.

    Edit- And even then, many of the greats had shorter matches then their predecessors, in the late 19th early 20th they fought till a knockout, no round limits, no TKOs, and the only way to end a match early was to submit. I think the record stands at something like 112 rounds or something. That is insane.

    Edit Edit- just looked it up, New Orleans, in the 1890's, the longest match took over 7 hours, went 110 rounds and was indeed called a no contest due to the inability of both fighters to physically continue the fight.
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    Re: say a prayer or spare a good thought for Joe Frazier

    Well, he's exactly where he should be now...I hope he's unconscious and goes quickly...My hope for everyone, actually.
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    Re: say a prayer or spare a good thought for Joe Frazier

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    He's suffering terminal liver cancer and is in hospice. One of the true class acts of what is often a corrupt game, he never got the respect he deserved.
    Our local news just noted his condition (Channel Five, NBC, Cincinnati)
    Terminal liver cancer...wooooof
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    Re: say a prayer or spare a good thought for Joe Frazier

    Quote Originally Posted by Zona View Post
    Terminal liver cancer...wooooof
    I am having difficulty understanding your post. Since you seem to be an oracle what is your prediction? I think Obama is gonna beat Obama in 2012 BTW



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    Re: say a prayer or spare a good thought for Joe Frazier

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I am having difficulty understanding your post. Since you seem to be an oracle what is your prediction? I think Obama is gonna beat Obama in 2012 BTW
    I have no idea what you are talking about. I will stay on point here for ya....I am sorry to see a great fighter in this situation. There are plenty of political threads you can blather on sir. Have a great day.
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    Re: say a prayer or spare a good thought for Joe Frazier

    Quote Originally Posted by Zona View Post
    I have no idea what you are talking about. I will stay on point here for ya....I am sorry to see a great fighter in this situation. There are plenty of political threads you can blather on sir. Have a great day.
    the woof comment made no sense that is what I was asking about



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    Re: say a prayer or spare a good thought for Joe Frazier

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the woof comment made no sense that is what I was asking about
    I took it as an honest expletive. Pretty sure that's how it was meant...like all the air's knocked out...
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    Re: say a prayer or spare a good thought for Joe Frazier

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I took it as an honest expletive. Pretty sure that's how it was meant...like all the air's knocked out...
    Ah OK, my bad, I was hoping he would have explained it but thanks



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    Re: say a prayer or spare a good thought for Joe Frazier

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Ah OK, my bad, I was hoping he would have explained it but thanks
    So you immediately went to politics. Ah..I just checked, Libertarian - right. This makes sense.

    Now back on point, Sorry to hear about Smoking Joe. I am from Philly and knew where his gym was. Damn, this sucks.
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    Re: say a prayer or spare a good thought for Joe Frazier

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Thanks for posting this news Turtle. I will be happy to light a candle for his complete recovery.
    Unfortunately, there will not be a recovery, but Frasier's name will live on.
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