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    Johnny Coulon stops the Brown Bomber and The Rock too(?)

    Former Bantamweight champ Johnny Coulon not only stopped Joe Louis,
    from trying to do this to him
    but also some of the All-time great Heavyweight champions from doing this to him as well.
    Check out this link(from LIFE magazine May.7.1956)

    http://books.google.com/books?id=V08...AJ&pg=PA102&dq

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    KO BECKY's TRICK

    KO Becky O'Neill, manager of Jeff Chandler, and a former vauldeville veteran used a similar trick but without touching the prospective lifter. Becky, who was 4' 7" and 90 lbs., would lean back and cock her elbows and allow anybody to try and lift her from behind by her elbows. Nobody, including myself, Joe Frazier, Bennie Briscoe, Saad Muhammad and countless others could budge her. She was totally "dead weight." It was one of the mythical tricks of the legend of Vauldeville.

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    Re: Johnny Coulon stops the Brown Bomber and The Rock too(?)

    Sonny Liston gives it a try(1962).

    http://books.google.com/books?id=gb0...BAJ&pg=PA32&dq

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    Re: Johnny Coulon stops the Brown Bomber and The Rock too(?)

    I have a photo of Coulon pulling this trick with Jack Johnson!

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    Re: Johnny Coulon stops the Brown Bomber and The Rock too(?)

    Be great if you can post it Delisa, was Johnson grinning and having a good time in the pic.

    I seen the ones with Marciano, Louis, Dempsey, and I think Braddock.

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    Re: Johnny Coulon stops the Brown Bomber and The Rock too(?)

    At Johnny Coulons gym in Chicago he had photos on the wall of him pulling that trick with every HW Champion from Johnson (or Jeffries) to I think Muhammad Ali.

    Coulon was a physical marvel. as an old man he would walk down the stairs of his gym on his hands, walk up to the heavybag and work the heavybag with his feet while standing on his hands. From the neck up he looked like he was 1000 years old but his body looked like it did when he was fighting. He was amazing.

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