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Boxing Portraits

October 11, 2011

After finally getting around to watching The Fighter, I started digging around for old boxing reels and photographs.  I’ve always been fascinated by old boxing footage and photography.  The boxers, their fighting style, the crowd and their clothes, and the commentators are all amazing – far different from the bells & whistles of today.  These portraits from late 18th, early 19th century are a perfect example of that old boxing style as well as a guide on how to pull off shorts that fall above the knee.

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  1. December 11, 2011 06:24

    Loved these pics, and got me thinking about a post I did a wile back with some pics I found of my Great Grand Dad – Roy …
    He was a doctor and a Boxer, and an all around cool Guy (so I’ve been told), Unfortunately I never meet him, he did long before I was born.
    Hope you like the pics…
    Cheers..

    http://www.ramalhoni.com/2010/06/roy-cool-guy.html

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