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    Re: Joe Walcott Speaks ... AMAZING FOOTAGE !!!

    Jack Johnson called him the greatest fighter of all time. Great footage. I think I can detect a bit of his Island accent here and there......

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    Re: Joe Walcott Speaks ... AMAZING FOOTAGE !!!

    Langford said in his entire career no one ever hit him harder. Imagine that from a 5' 2" welterweight ?

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    I believe Mr. Walcott died not so long after this footage was shot, unfortunately.

    This clip opened my eyes a few years ago when I first viewed it, as it corrected the popular pronunciation of Joe Choynski's name: from CHOYN-SKEE to KO-INSKEE, which is of no small import to some of the lunatic boxing historians here in the NYC-area!

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    Great footage .... though I thought he was sat on the crapper when it started!

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    Re: Joe Walcott Speaks ... AMAZING FOOTAGE !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyoodle
    I believe Mr. Walcott died not so long after this footage was shot, unfortunately.

    This clip opened my eyes a few years ago when I first viewed it, as it corrected the popular pronunciation of Joe Choynski's name: from CHOYN-SKEE to KO-INSKEE, which is of no small import to some of the lunatic boxing historians here in the NYC-area!

    Kyoodle
    I agree. For years I have mispronounced Choynski's name and am glad to finally get it right.

    Speaking of which, I've always been troubled over Billy Petrolle's name. Wish I had some footage of an opponent saying his name. Is it pronounced Pe-TROLLE(silent "e")? Pe-TROLLEE? PET-rollee? I've read that the latter is correct. Until I hear someone who knew/fought him say it I just don't know.

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    Re: Joe Walcott Speaks ... AMAZING FOOTAGE !!!

    Bump

    Anyone know??

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    Doug:

    I recall seeing some footage of an elderly Ray Arcel discussing some of the fighters he had handled, and when speaking of Barney Ross he mentioned Petrolle. I kinda remember him pronouncing it "Petro-LAY". Then again, it WAS quite a few years ago, and at this point I'm not as sharp as Ray was in that interview.

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    I seen that footage for about 4 years ago. Nice seeing Walcott speak.

    Sad to see such a great fighter like Walcott end up as a jantior at the Garden.

    Regardless of lack of fight footage, he is ONE of the pound for pound greats.

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    Re: Joe Walcott Speaks ... AMAZING FOOTAGE !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyoodle
    Doug:

    I recall seeing some footage of an elderly Ray Arcel discussing some of the fighters he had handled, and when speaking of Barney Ross he mentioned Petrolle. I kinda remember him pronouncing it "Petro-LAY". Then again, it WAS quite a few years ago, and at this point I'm not as sharp as Ray was in that interview.

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    Thanks Scott. That makes sense. Though I must say I do like the sound of Pet-TROLL best!

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