Before and After #175: Archie Moore

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5 comments:

Marshall P. Smith said...

Nicknamed "The Old Mongoose", Moore still holds the record for the most career knockouts by any boxer, at 145.

Bruno Leicht said...
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Bruno Leicht said...

So, that boxer's nick is the source for Charlie Parker's "Sly Mongoose"? -- Very interesting: Bird, a boxing fan. -- By the way, on the 2nd picture is he looking like Charles Mingus in his old days.

Charles Mingus in 1973

Natasha Yar-Routh said...

In the after picture Moore still looks like he could punch most peoples lights out.

Tommy O'C said...

They say that boxers lose their legs, their reflexes, and their stamina. But they don't ever lose that punch. Jack Dempsey once knocked out two would-be muggers in NYC who saw an old man dressed-to-the-nines and thought he was an easy mark. One punch each and it was all over.

A question to the editors of The Ring magazine many years ago asked, when are a fighter's fists no longer considered lethal weapons? Answer: when he can no longer lift his hands up past his shoe laces (i.e., flat-on-his-back dead).