not Arturo Gatti; no Sugar Ray Leonard; not Muhammad Ali.
those of you young enough not to know who Marvin Hagler is, then I’d
say she’s a modern day Bernard Hopkins. (One of the smartest boxers
around, 40 years old and should be past his prime, but still on top,
doing some of his best boxing.)
trying to come up with some other singer/songwriter-to-boxer
analogies, but I’m having a hard time.
me try this, maybe you could help. Connect an entry in column A with one in
column B. For those who don’t know boxing, I’ll provide my own, biased
Ali – I love Ali today, and miss the old Ali. But I have to admit,
back in the seventies I rooted against the guy and his big fn’g ego. He
was smarter than me; it’s only with hindsite I see his genious.
Gatti – maniac in the ring.
De La Hoya – great fighter; wants to be an actor/celebrity.
Trinidad – fast and spectacular.
“Winky” Wright – unorthodox left hander.
Ray Leonard – showboat; I was a big fan of Leonard back in the day,
but in retrospect, if I was one of those stiffs he used to put on the brink
of knockout and then go into his ‘windmill’ and ‘mug face taunting‘
antics, I’d charge him and bite his fucking ear off.
Frazier – anger and passion; working-class hero.
Foreman – the stoic, invincible Foreman of his youth or the jolly fat
old Foreman of his old age.
Jones Jr. – used to be the best, pound-for-pound, but now is sadly
fighting past his prime and losing badly.
Tyson – absolutely scary when he was in his prime. But never
really learned to box well and was too small to take on the 6’4”
Klitshchko – he reminds me of a real-life version of the guy
Rocky fought in Rocky IV.
Mancini – lot of passion; his killing of Duk Koo Kim was very
sad. But Mancini’s career fell apart when his opponent loaded his
gloves with metal and beat the crap out of him several years later.
Apple – Ray
Mancini; and Sony is the guy with the metal in his gloves; and her
acceptance speech is Duk Koo Kim.
Springsteen – my choice: Joe Frazier.
Smith – Joe Frazier
Amos – Felix Trinidad?
Crow – Oscar De la Hoya
don’t know, I just can’t get this to work. Maybe the list is bad. Write
in if you come up with something; you can come up with your own fighters or
maybe Alvin Lee (guitarist) is Felix Trinidad.
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