WAS A BIG FAN OF BOOM BOOM as a child. I bought into him winning a world title as his father, LENNIE didn’t have the chance after getting injured during WWII and then in the trragic aftermath to his blood and guts defence against DUK KOO KIM, which changed boxing forever.
No one sets out to kill their opponent, so in the aftermath of Kim succumbing to his 14th round defeat it would have been devastating for all involved and their families.
I became a big fan of his as he worked his way back and he still gave 100% to his sport and I admired his courageous first bout with dreadlocked LIVINGSTONE BRAMBLE and his attempt to regain his crown in the rematch.
No one can say he was the best ever fighter, but for commitment BOOM BOOM is up there with the best!
I always forget to stick him as one of my all-time favourite fighters to watch and was lucky enough to catch most of his bouts post duk Koo Kim on ITV on those great Saturday afternnoons on World Of Sport and I have his entire body of fights in my DVD fight collection, including vs ARGUELLO, ARTURO FRIAS, BOBBY CHACON etc…Posted August 7, 2013 7:34 am