Great boxing program

Great boxing program

Post by Bob Johnso » Wed, 20 Oct 2004 08:47:47


Off topic, but even if you're not a boxing fan, PBS ran a program tonight
called The Fight.  It's the story of Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and it's
well worth watching for it to air again.  Considering what he did for a
living, it's incredible that Schmeling is still living, and gladly signing
autographs at his home outside of Hamburg at the age of 95!

--
Bob Johnson, Denver, Co.

 
 
 

Great boxing program

Post by David The Hamster Malo » Wed, 20 Oct 2004 23:16:26

Quote:

> Considering what he did for a
> living, it's incredible that Schmeling is still living, and gladly signing
> autographs at his home outside of Hamburg at the age of 95!

Considering what Joe did to him in just 2 minutes and some in the
first round, it's incredible he's still alive at all... I am always
shocked by the old fight footage and how long the refs allowed the
punishment to continue in those days. Today's referees would have
stopped that fight after he was on the ropes the first time - and
rightly so.

I missed quite a bit of the documentary but chanced on it and what I
saw was great. I'll be looking for it if they repeat it again.

David "The Boxing Hamster" Malone.

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Johnso » Wed, 20 Oct 2004 20:53:34

After I posted that, I was trying to look up info to see if he was really
still living.  It appears he might be, but instead of 95, he should be 99!
Anybody know for sure if Max is still living?

You're right.  Today, that fight would have been stopped at just over 1
minute.  The reporter that called it "2 minutes, 4 seconds of ***" was
almost correct!

--
Bob Johnson, Denver, Co.



Quote:


>> Considering what he did for a
>> living, it's incredible that Schmeling is still living, and gladly
>> signing
>> autographs at his home outside of Hamburg at the age of 95!

> Considering what Joe did to him in just 2 minutes and some in the
> first round, it's incredible he's still alive at all... I am always
> shocked by the old fight footage and how long the refs allowed the
> punishment to continue in those days. Today's referees would have
> stopped that fight after he was on the ropes the first time - and
> rightly so.

> I missed quite a bit of the documentary but chanced on it and what I
> saw was great. I'll be looking for it if they repeat it again.

> David "The Boxing Hamster" Malone.


 
 
 

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Post by Ratche » Thu, 21 Oct 2004 00:59:32


Quote:

>>Considering what he did for a
>>living, it's incredible that Schmeling is still living, and gladly signing
>>autographs at his home outside of Hamburg at the age of 95!

> Considering what Joe did to him in just 2 minutes and some in the
> first round, it's incredible he's still alive at all... I am always
> shocked by the old fight footage and how long the refs allowed the
> punishment to continue in those days. Today's referees would have
> stopped that fight after he was on the ropes the first time - and
> rightly so.

> I missed quite a bit of the documentary but chanced on it and what I
> saw was great. I'll be looking for it if they repeat it again.

> David "The Boxing Hamster" Malone.

That moniker could stick ... The Boxing Hamster ...kind of rolls off
your tongue now ...don't it ???

Ratchet - the Tool Man Seifert

 
 
 

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Post by David Malo » Thu, 21 Oct 2004 01:31:14



Quote:
>That moniker could stick ... The Boxing Hamster ...kind of rolls off
>your tongue now ...don't it ???

I boxed as an amateur for about 8 years. Because I was so heavy for my
height I usually fought boxers who were much taller and had lo-o-ong
arms. All those straight lefts rattled my brains to the extent that
I'm already senile at 56 years old...

What's your excuse, Ratchet?  (grin).

David "The Hamster" Malone

 
 
 

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Post by David Malo » Thu, 21 Oct 2004 02:14:11



Quote:
>What's your excuse, Ratchet?  (grin).

I mean, apart from simply being from Ohio...

David "The Hamster" Malone

 
 
 

Great boxing program

Post by Ratche » Thu, 21 Oct 2004 06:59:20

Quote:



>>That moniker could stick ... The Boxing Hamster ...kind of rolls off
>>your tongue now ...don't it ???

> I boxed as an amateur for about 8 years. Because I was so heavy for my
> height I usually fought boxers who were much taller and had lo-o-ong
> arms. All those straight lefts rattled my brains to the extent that
> I'm already senile at 56 years old...

> What's your excuse, Ratchet?  (grin).

> David "The Hamster" Malone

  *** ......lots and lots of *** ... My mind was a terrible thing
before I wasted it ! 8-)

  -Ratchet- painkillers can be fun !

 
 
 

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Post by Ratche » Thu, 21 Oct 2004 07:00:54

Quote:



>>What's your excuse, Ratchet?  (grin).

> I mean, apart from simply being from Ohio...

> David "The Hamster" Malone

or it could be all the fish my friends bring back from Canada <g>
 
 
 

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Post by Tom Smit » Thu, 21 Oct 2004 08:06:45

That fight was broadcast back to Germany on gov't. radio.  Hitler expected
Max to win again and wanted a propaganda victory to make up for the aryan
"***" inflicted by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.  If
you can find a copy of the radio 'cast, you can hear Schmeling screaming as
Louis is working his ribs against the ropes.  Hitler was in the studio and
had it turned off before it was over.

Tom




Quote:

> > Considering what he did for a
> > living, it's incredible that Schmeling is still living, and gladly
signing
> > autographs at his home outside of Hamburg at the age of 95!

> Considering what Joe did to him in just 2 minutes and some in the
> first round, it's incredible he's still alive at all... I am always
> shocked by the old fight footage and how long the refs allowed the
> punishment to continue in those days. Today's referees would have
> stopped that fight after he was on the ropes the first time - and
> rightly so.

> I missed quite a bit of the documentary but chanced on it and what I
> saw was great. I'll be looking for it if they repeat it again.

> David "The Boxing Hamster" Malone.

 
 
 

Great boxing program

Post by David Malo » Thu, 21 Oct 2004 22:39:34



Quote:
>or it could be all the fish my friends bring back from Canada <g>

Don't eat those salmon from lake Ontario... I've heard they glow in
the dark...

But they make great night-lights if you have kids.

David "The Hamster" Malone