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Old 04-25-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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Foreman vs Ron Lyle

This is a boxing match with so many reversals that looks like it's out of Rocky.

Foreman said that Lyle was one of the three biggest punchers he'd ever encountered (the other two were Gerry Cooney and a sparring partner - I forget the name). He said when those guys hit you, even if you blocked it, your body vibrated.

Lyle was a tough SOB. He'd spent seven years in the penitentiary, had survived a serious stabbing, and used to amuse himself in there by doing 1000 push ups in an hour (all courtesy wikipedia).

Not much attempt at defence by either party...just a primal slug-fest.

Oh, and is it me, or does younger George bear a resemblance to Steven Seagal?

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I think I've fubared the formatting - I can't see the clip. Help!
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Before Ken Norton starts talking, he looks like he is ready to smack a bitch.
Boxing just isn't what it used to be. Great video, I am enjoying it thus far. thanks Tann.
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That's the one!

I feel a fantasy boxing post coming on...
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Me thinks at that point in Foremans career Tyson would be a bit much for him. Prime vs. Prime could be a different story. I would still have to give it to Tyson via violent explosiveness.
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