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Review of the Classic Boxing DVD that I mad from original 16MM stock footage [15 Nov 2006|04:34pm]

toplesssports
I watched the DVD of the classic boxing matches that I transferred from among the 16 MM stock footage that my friend had inherited. These fights were absolutely amazing! The quality of the transfer was first rate, and the video and sound ar exceptional.

The DVD starts out with a pair of Mickey Walker fights from the early 1930's. This was during the period of the great Irish fighters on the East Coast, and both of his bouts are against other Irish fighters. One of them was named Lochran and the other was named Sharkey. I believe they were both champions prior to fighting Walker. These fights are black and white, and they have narration that was added in post-production. One of the cool features was the footage of Walker's training regimne for the fight, which included him dancing the "Charleston" while working the heavy bag.

The next fight was excerpts of Jack Johnson (the first Black heavyweight champion) vs. Jess Willard, who was some journeyman Good Ol' Boy from Texas. The fight was fought in Havana, Cuba in 1915, and was a scheduled 45 ROUND FIGHT!! Johnson, was a fugitive from justice at the time, and he had to defend his belt off of American soil. He allegedly was told before the fight by a couple sherrifs, that they were planning to extradite him to America, where he would be imprisoned, if he didn't throw the 24th round. After watching the fight, I can say with certainty, Johnson DID THROW THE FIGHT. He litterally didn't throw a fight for the final few rounds. This match was also narrated in post-production, and skips several of the 24 rounds, which is fine by me, since Johnson wasn't really trying to defend his belt anyhow.

After some Golden gloves footage, the next fight I had transferred was

Joe Louis-Max Shmelling 2. This was the rematch which would have been roughly 1940. This was one of those America/Nazi battles of superiority, and Louis carried the weight of a nation and his race on his shoulders. Louis stepped up in this rematch, and he BEAT THE SNOT out of Schmellling. 4 knockdowns in the first round, before the German's corner threw in the towel. They also showed the knockout in slow motion. I could litterally stare in the Brown Bomber's eyes as he stalked Schmelling for the kill. SO FREAKING COOL!! The next fight was Max Baer versus "Two-Ton" Tony Galento. Baer was the former heavyweught champion by this point, and Galento was an up and comer, with a personality that would make him a millionaire today. Galento didn't even look like a fighter. He cheated with head butts, backhands, head butts and constant clenching. The history behind this fight is that Galento had his pre-fight meal at his bar, where he washed down a huge bowl of spaghetti washed down by a HALF CASE OF BEER! While drunk, his brother smashed him in the face with a beer mug, opening a 1 1/2 inchgash in his mouth that required stitches. After watching the fight, I can say with certainty, he WAS TRASHED. Baer pummelled him, and Galento couldn't answer the bell for the 8th round. One of the cool things about this fight is that the ring mic was really loud, so I could hear all the verbal jabbing between the boxers and the referee.The post-match interview was conducted by BUD COSTELLO (form Abbott and Costello) The best part of the interview is watching a clearly flustered Costello try to maintain his cool as he loses control of the interview.

The next fight was Joe Louis versus some journeyman named Bob Pirabu. This was a schedule 20 rounder. Lois abused this dancer, knocking him down three times in the first round. Louis scored 6 knockdowns, but this fight was kind of boring, aside from the historical factor.

The next fight was former Featherweight champ against a journeyman named Lulu Perez. This 1952 match became relevent after a 1982 sports illustrated article suggested that Pep through the fight, which he lost in the first round under New York's three knockdown in one round rule. After watching the fight, I don't believe Pep threw the fight. He took an early shot to the head, and he never seemed to regain his bearings. After the 2nd knockdown, Pep was essentially out on his feet, and the third knockdown practically spinned his head 360 degrees.

The final fight was a middleweight battle between Champion Sugar Ray Robinson and Former Champion Rocky Graziano. I love the old italian boxers from the 40's and 50's and Graziano was one of those champions. The fight was great with lots of terrific exchanges, but after three rounds, Sugar Ray wore him out (He was a machine!) The knockout punch sent Grazziano's mouthpiece flying! AWESOME!

This DVD is absolutely amazing, and I look forward to checking out all of the other footage before transferring them to DVD. I defintiely have a lot to work with.

I am also going to make copies of this DVD and I will make them available for purchase, because these fights need to be seen.

These champions of old, would definitely be champions today, and Tony Galento is one f the most interesting fighters I have ever seen.

As always your questions and comments are always appreciated, and be sure to catch the latest episode of Topless Sports News with guest host, VERONIC RAYNE at

http://www.toplesssportsnews.com/
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I'm willing to bribe you for your vote. [28 May 2006|02:35pm]

nicoelh
It's between nicoelh(me) and halo_of_thorns - hmmm, tell me more!Collapse )
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Who would be left standing? [30 Mar 2004|12:16pm]

amusementdevice
Poll #270920 Wireless Telecommunications Title Match

If it came to blows....

AT&T Wireless Services
7(43.8%)
Cingular Wireless
9(56.2%)




Being that I now have a special hatred towards one of the above companies, I'd like to see who would get their ass whooped if they ever came to blows. Call it a "Hostile Take Over" if you must, but who would be left standing?
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[30 Jan 2004|01:31pm]

lauramander
Poll #241279 Deathmatch

Who would win?

The Simpsons
19(41.3%)
The Griffiths (from Family Guy)
27(58.7%)
21 Announcements| Ringside Commentary

First post.... [23 Dec 2003|02:17pm]

victoryismine
[ mood | bored ]

Peter Griffin from "Family guy"

vs.

Homer Simpson from "The Simpsons"

5 Announcements| Ringside Commentary

[14 Dec 2003|06:49pm]

lauramander
Poll #220356 Legacy of Kain/Soul Reaver geeks!

Deathmatch

Raziel
27(50.9%)
Kain
26(49.1%)
Ringside Commentary

[03 Jul 2003|02:58pm]

munkor
Wario


vs


Boris Bedernoff
1 Announcement| Ringside Commentary

[29 Jun 2003|11:42am]

munkor
Chris Benoit

vs

Royce Gracie(before Ken Shamrock knocked the spirit out of him)
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[27 Jun 2003|06:22pm]

munkor
Space Ghost and Zorack



vs



The Tick and Arthur
4 Announcements| Ringside Commentary

New community [23 Jun 2003|04:16pm]

lauramander
[ mood | amused ]

We want you to apply to freakitude

3 Announcements| Ringside Commentary

Tell me how you feel [16 May 2003|11:08am]

lauramander
[ mood | curious ]

I wanna know how you feel about stuff:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/lammons/277559.html
Totally off-topic, I know!

[28 Mar 2003|03:10pm]

kesh006
Using only spoons!!!!!


Robin Hood


Vs.


Zorro
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MrTea v. hir0 [11 Mar 2003|02:24pm]

lauramander
Poll #111567 Who is gonna win?

Who is gonna win?

9(52.9%)
8(47.1%)
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[22 Feb 2003|03:33am]

kesh006
[ mood | indescribable ]

Here it goes!!!!


Ben Stilller




Vs



Adam Sandler

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[09 Jan 2003|11:59am]

tikigods
Okay, I'm playing this game that I'm hooked on and I have this obsession with being the best at games and gaining power and noteriety. I chose the name The_Cardinal for this vampire game cause he's da coolest. LoL
So----
I need your help, all of you. A lot. This vampire game is based on how many pints of blood your vamp has consumed and I get TEN PINTS for every person that I sire. Needless to say its worth my while to create lots of vampires instead of wandering dirty city streets feeding off ::disgusted face:: mortals.

So Uncle Cardinal Wants You!!
Its very easy and simple to create a vampire.

Step One: Click on this link

Step Two: Create your name in the appropriate box that will be evident.

Step Three: Make up a password (in case you decide you do indeed want to play as well)

Step Four: Thats it. You've made a vampire. Easy, no?
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Final Round!!!! [01 Jan 2003|01:17pm]

amusementdevice
Poll #88175 Martial Arts Masters - Final Round

Title Fight

Chow Yun Fat
3(11.5%)
Bruce Lee
23(88.5%)
Ringside Commentary

Final Round!!!! [01 Jan 2003|01:15pm]

amusementdevice
Poll #88173 Martial Arts Masters - Final Round

Title Fight

Chow Yun Fat
1(14.3%)
Bruce Lee
6(85.7%)
Ringside Commentary

[28 Dec 2002|02:15am]

amusementdevice
Poll #87102 Marital Arts Masters Round Three

Hong Kong Jijinks

Chow Yun Fat
9(56.2%)
Jet Li
7(43.8%)

Father Vs Son

Bruce Lee
13(81.2%)
Brandon Lee
3(18.8%)
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[26 Dec 2002|01:28am]

amusementdevice
Poll #86607 Martial Arts Masters Round Two

Crouching Tiger Vs Fearless Hyena

Chow Yun Fat (Crouching Tiger)
9(52.9%)
Jackie Chan (The Tuxedo)
8(47.1%)

Once Upon A Time In Hong Kong

Jet Li (The One)
14(82.4%)
Zhang Ziyi (Rush Hour 2)
3(17.6%)

East Vs West

Nicholas Tse (Gen X Cops)
4(25.0%)
Brandon Lee (The Crow)
12(75.0%)

New Wave Vs Old School

Michelle Yeoh
6(35.3%)
Bruce Lee
11(64.7%)
Ringside Commentary

Death Match - Martial Arts Masters [23 Dec 2002|11:46pm]

amusementdevice
Ok... so some of these might be pretty obscure. Please take you best shot though...

This is my first attempt at a Deathmatch. Have fun.

Poll #86277 Martial Arts

Samo Hung Vs Jet Li

Samo Hung
5(35.7%)
Jet Li
9(64.3%)

Chuck Norris Vs Nicholas Tse

Chuck Norris
3(23.1%)
Nicholas Tse
10(76.9%)

Sonny Chiba Vs Chow Yun Fat

Sonny Chiba
1(7.7%)
Chow Yun Fat
12(92.3%)

Michelle Yeoh Vs Tonny Leung

Michelle Yeoh
12(92.3%)
Tonny Leung
1(7.7%)

Ekin Cheng Vs Zhang Ziyi

Ekin Cheng
4(33.3%)
Zhang Ziyi
8(66.7%)

Yuen Biao Vs Jackie Chan

Yuen Biao
4(33.3%)
Jackie Chan
8(66.7%)

Michael Dudikof Vs Bruce Lee

Michael Dudikof
1(7.1%)
Bruce Lee
13(92.9%)

Brandon Lee Vs Jean Claude Van Dam

Brandon Lee
11(78.6%)
Jean Claude Van Dam
3(21.4%)
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