Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Faux Dempsey Beats The Snot Out Of Faux Willard! (GIF Spotlight)

In 1983, there was a Jack Dempsey biopic, made for TV, simply entitled Dempsey. With Sam Waterston as Doc Kearns, Sally Kellerman as Maxine Cates, Peter Mark Richman as Tex Rickard and Treat Williams as Dempsey, it had a lot of character. It was understated throughout and rarely ham-handed, which is a pleasant surprise for a sports movie about an iconic figure like Dempsey. Even the music lacked the overbearing "treatment" we'd normally get, fully recognized from half a dozen other treatments. Waterston's infectious joyfulness as Kearns is a perfect counter to Treat's fittingly stern demeanor. These GIF's are from Dempsey:







Side note: Peter Mark Richman, a man you'd probably recognize, even if you didn't know from where, is now 91-years-old. He will not be limited to twelve rounds. And why should he be?

Side side note: This is Clay Hodges as Faux Willard.



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Jack Dempsey and Jess Willard dance together as older gents

Frazier licks his chops

Marvin Hagler Combs His Bald Head

As Tommy Hearns talks about fighting Ray Leonard again, Ray Leonard rests his head gently on Tommy's shoulder

Conan O'Brien Could Get Mike & Don To Bury The Hatchet: GIF Spotlight



Dark lord of the comic underworld, Robert Smigel, often showed up as a moving mouth on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, the moving mouth belonging to him and the rest of the head belonging to Don King, Arnold Schwarzenegger and whoever else. I find it mesmerizing. I believe Conan could bring the real men together with the power of his comedy. But maybe not. It's just a random thought.


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Kenny Norton knocks out Gary Coleman

Paul Williams and Kermit Cintron have one of boxing's weirdest moments

Deontay makes a Godzilla effigy

Andre Ward batters Edwin Rodriguez with a power jab  

Tyson Fury Randomly Kisses Opponent - Opponent Kisses Back (GIF Spotlight)



Tyson Fury is rusty. He telegraphed his kiss. Sefer Seferi countered. This is not the sport I grew up watching. It's much, much sexier. Incidentally, I feel like we just did a Tyson Fury GIF.


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Tex Cobb licking a poor bride on TV series Highlander
 
Muhammad Ali and Liston try to psych each other out at weigh-in

Referee Marcus McConnell shh's Tyson Fury

Wladimir Klitschko smashes Tyson Fury's eye with headbutt foul

Monday, June 11, 2018

What Was The Single Greatest Event In Boxing History? It's In This GIF, In Its Totality



At the grand 2018 IBHOF event, Don King ballsily moves to give Tyson a pat on the shoulder and Mike Tyson goes Mike Tyson on him in the finest way he could have done. He throws water on him and tells him something that probably isn't loving. I doubt it bothers Don. He's already got the money. Mr. Tyson, I salute you. Lovely young woman pointing, I salute you. Person taking the footage, I salute you. I can't peg who you are, but if anyone knows the source of this, please let me know, to give credit. I don't have it. Also, pardon the hyperbole of the title but I love what I love.


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Evander Holyfield KO's Don King on Conan O'Brien

Mike Tyson Bullies Norm Macdonald

Mike Tyson fights Jean-Claude Van Damme

Mike Tyson impersonated on In Living Color by Keenen Ivory WayansAlex Wallau On Young Mike Tyson & His Era: Quote Spotlight

Friday, June 8, 2018

Tyson Fury & Sefer Seferi Lift Each Other's Souls & Things Up: GIF Spotlight




I can honestly say, Tyson Fury and Billy Joe Saunders are directly or indirectly responsible for more presser and weigh-in firsts for me than any two other men, off the top of my head. It must be a cultural creativity unknown to the laws of science. These men are blessed with intangibles of the mind and spirit which the likes of me are destined never to quite grasp.


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Eddie Chambers and Tyson Fury fist bump 

Tyson and David Haye laugh together. Well, sort of together.

Tyson and Hughie Fury play Batman and the Joker for Wladimir Klitschko

Referee Marcus McConnell shh's Tyson Fury

Wladimir Klitschko smashes Tyson Fury's eye with headbutt foul

Monday, June 4, 2018

Put Up Your Dukes. . .Or Not. I Love You. (GIF Spotlight)



Top shelf middleweight Billy Joe Saunders has a priceless moment during a presser with Avtandil Khurtsidze. He tries to get his opponent to put up his dukes, which provokes a calm battle of wills, with Khurtsidze refusing to obey. The psychological combat was broken only by Saunders humourously hugging him for taking his stand. Frank Warren gets a grand chuckle out of it, as does Andre Rozier, off camera, who was going to be in Khurtsidze's corner. Saunders was slated to fight this rough customer in 2017.

The fight was scuttled because Khurtsidze (of Georgia) is such a rough customer that before the fight could happen, he and 32 other members and associates of a Russian crime syndicate, allegedly, were arrested for racketeering, extortion, robbery, murder-for-hire conspiracy, fraud, narcotics and firearm offenses. He faces 40 years for being something of an enforcer, if they convict him. He isn't a tall man, but he decides exactly when and where to put up his own dukes, and that makes any man dangerous.



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Billy Joe decides to flash the weigh-in audience for his Lemieux fight

Billy Joe Saunders' son punches and kicks at opponent Willie Monroe Junior's groin

Mike Tyson Bullies Norm Macdonald

Tyson and Hughie Fury play Batman and the Joker for Wladimir Klitschko 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

When You Realize One Of You Is Feather-Fisted: GIF Spotlight



Jaleel White on the sitcom Family Matters gives school bully Willie Fuffner (Larenz Tate) a pleasant surprise. In the 1990 episode entitled Requiem for an Urkel, Urkel takes his best shot and shows Willie he's got nothin'. Willie is pleased. But he is less pleased when he finds out how slick Urkel is. And even less pleased when he finds out there's a hostile crowd later. Let's not get into it. Fuffner was, once again, robbed. I have to say it again.



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Jaleel White as Steve Urkel on Family Matters has a little grade school boxing match, very slick

(3 GIF's) A Chimpanzee Boxing Circus Show From The Fifties

Blind Ugandan boxer hits referee. From a real news story

James Toney Has Strange Stare down/Jaw Down Encounter