Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Boxer


Today's tough guy is a boxer, James Corbett. The picture was taken in 1897.

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  1. No gloves or headgear!!!

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  2. Lady Kildew - I think the tattoo artist was a little bit off this time with the postmark! ;)

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  3. Lol at Maybelline!

    I don't know a dang thing about boxing, but I'm thinking if entered into the ring today with a stance like that, he'd be flattened faster than Nate Maas posting the answer to a Saturday Mystery Person contest.

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  4. Pics of old time bare knuckle boxers show a much different stance than we see today. Typically, they lean back, and hold their forearms up. This is because they would have broken the bones in their hands if they boxed as fighters do today.

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  5. Maybelline:

    After taking a second look, the hair sort of reminds me of John Travolta's in "Saturday Night Fever" and "Grease."

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  6. Isn't this the man who beat John L. Sullivan?

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