One Punch: Regilio Turr Spotlight

Regilio Tuur knocked out reigning world champion Kelcie Banks in the first round at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

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Regilio Tuur 

Regilio Benito Tuur (born August 12, 1967) is a former boxer from The Netherlands, who was WBO super featherweight champion. Following his bronze medal win at the 1987 European Amateur Boxing Championship, Regilio Tuur was selected to participate in the Olympics.

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Fixed?: Johnny Saxton vs. Kid Gavilan (10/1954) and Johnny Saxton vs. Carmen Basilio (3/14/1956), (9/12/1956) and (2/22/1957)

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Johnny Saxton vs. Carmen Basilio

Johnny Saxton (July 4, 1930 – October 4, 2008) was an American professional boxer in the welterweight (147 lb) division. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, learned to box in a Brooklyn orphanage and had an amateur career winning 31 of 33 fights, twice becoming World Welterweight Champion. The October 1954 defeat on points of Kid Gavilan against Johnny Saxton at Philadelphia’s Convention Hall, is widely regarded as one of boxing history’s worst decisions.

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A literal boxing circus: Riddick Bowe vs. Evander Holyfield vs. The Fan Man (11/6/1993)

Spectators and the fighters’ security detail swarmed around him immediately and began attacking him. He was knocked unconscious during the attack.

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James Jarrett Miller (Fan Man) coming in for a landing at the Bowe-Holyfield bout

James Jarrett Miller (October 28, 1963 – September 22, 2002), also known as the Fan Man, was an American parachutist and paraglider pilot known for his appearances at various sporting events. His most infamous appearance was the November 6, 1993 boxing match between Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fan Man made headlines in the United States when he used his powered paraglider to fly into the arena, eventually crashing into the side of the ring.

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Defund Hate

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For decades, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have separated countless families, caused the deaths of people seeking refuge, and terrorized our communities. AFSC and the Defund Hate Coalition join with communities across the country in demanding Congress to stop funding cruelty against immigrants. It’s time to defund ICE and CBP and invest our tax dollars in education, health care, and other programs that strengthen – instead of tear apart – our communities.

Is it only a boxing bout when the boxers slug it out until one of the fighters is knocked out?

The best I have been told is where the domination switches from one side to the other. It appeared that a fighter is destined to succeed in taking down his opponent only to have the tables turned.

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Rocky IV- A movie with boxing choreography
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Teaching Muhammad: Henry Cooper vs. Muhammad Ali (6/18/1963 & 5/21/1966)

Henry Cooper dies: 1st Lord of the Boxing Ring won hearts ...

Muhammad Ali and Henry Cooper fought two boxing matches with each other. Their first match took place on June 18, 1963 and the second on May 21, 1966. Ali won both matches.

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Tokyo 2020: The Olympics is an amateur’s event and should remain an amateur’s event

…the sole idea behind having professionals boxing in an amateur event is money.

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Some have said, “Putting two very different approaches to boxing clash can be dangerous.” Boxers (amateurs seeking points) versus fighters (professionals using power to subdue their opponent and obtain a solid win). But the truth is that the Olympics has been and always should be an amateur’s showcase. The quest for money (advertising) has gone too far.

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