The Great White Hype timeline question.....

The Great White Hype timeline question.....

Post by Bennington T. Puffyranche » Thu, 19 Mar 1998 04:00:00

In the movie "The Great White Hype", Terry Conklin is being
interviewed in a room where boxing posters are up all over
the wall behind him. One of the posters obviously reads
"Tapia vs. Romero", but the movie was released at *least*
an entire year before the fight, so it stands to reason that
it was at least another six months to a year before that that
the scene was even filmed.

My question then becomes, how on earth did they predict a
fight like that (with the fickle world of boxing politics)
nearly two years before? I find it hard to believe that
it was a lucky guess. There must be something I'm missing.


"I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now."  |
                                        Bob Dylan       |                            |



The Great White Hype timeline question.....

Post by SunnyBo » Fri, 20 Mar 1998 04:00:00

    Dear Bennington T. Puffyrancher,  
    The "Romero-Tapia" poster that was in the background probably was not for
their match, but for an Albuquerque card on which they appeared in co-main
      I have such a poster. It's for the Tapia-Martinez and Romero-Pacheco card
at the Pit, but at first glance it seems to be for Tapia vs. Romero.
     These two fought on many cards together before their showdown, and I
suspect you saw a poster for one of those fights.
        P.S. Anyone who quotes Bob Dylan must be pretty cool, even if he does
have a funny name. Got to go now. Time to revisit Highway 61.