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100 Years marked since the "Fight of the Century"

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  1. Kid McCoy

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    I won't lie, It's a huge joke to me that he has not pardoned yet.

    Hm, I did not know Reid was a boxer; That's pretty cool.
     
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    xXSpawnXx Purple Belt

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    The guy's dead. Anyone with a little bit of brainpower can figure out his so called crime is no biggie. I don't really care if a pardon comes or not.

    Interesting enough though that there are some fans out there holding this event.
     
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    I think now, more so than ever, is the right time to pardon Johnson.
     
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    Johnson, and even a washed up past his prime Jefferies, would dominate the pitiful thing known as the boxing heavyweight division nowadays.
     
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    About damn time this happened, either do it quick or don't do it instead of dragging it on for years.
     
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    Sigh GunRanger You think anybody will notice?

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    he did do the crime though right?
     
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    no, it was his wife, the establishment was simply out to get him.

    although his wife was a prostitute, and if he pimped her maybe it could be loosely defined as what was charged.
     
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    Heavyweights forum thread here comparing Biggest Fight in Boxing in 1910 (Johnson/Jeffries) with Biggest Fight in UFC history in 2010 (Lesnar/Carwin), 100 years later.

    http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f2/whoa-100-years-ago-boxers-paid-100-000-what-about-carwins-40-k-ufc-1270089/

    Jack Johnson was paid 120 thousand for the main event in 1910 at a time when the average American made 750 dollars per year. Jeffries also was paid over a 100 grand.
    In contrast, Sugar Shane Carwin was paid 40 K for the huge UFC main event a 100 years later.

    $h!t's comical...and sad.

    Converting Johnson's purse to today's money works out to anywhere between 2.3 million and 7 million for the fight depending which method you use.

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    Carwin got 40k?! No way...[​IMG]
     
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    Epic post is epic.
     
  14. Kid McCoy

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    Though just a cold piece of metal, enswell has quickly become one of our best posters.
     
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    God bless you, sir.

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    Ha, this first pic reminds me of Silva/Griffin.
     
  17. ThirdPartyView

    ThirdPartyView Keeping Jack Dempsey from ducking

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    At least Jeffries could point out he was 35 and retired for 6 years when he got into the ring with Johnson...
     

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