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Ken Buchanan In Hospital

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Post by hazharrison Tue 16 Dec 2014, 11:48 am

Sad news this (completely passed me by this one):

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/former-boxing-champion-ken-buchanan-4773599

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Post by DDGO2 Tue 16 Dec 2014, 12:21 pm

sad times i pray for him. and his family. Fingers Crossed

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Post by Rowley Tue 16 Dec 2014, 12:22 pm

Ken has struggled with his post boxing life a lot. Can only wish him all the best for his recovery, one of the very finest these shores have produced and a truly hard man.

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Post by captain carrantuohil Tue 16 Dec 2014, 12:49 pm

Amen to that, Jeff. Ken never expected any favours from life and since retiring, he has never got them. Partly his fault at times, but isn't that the case for most of us?

Still my boxing hero, still an all-time great lightweight and one of the 5 best fighters ever to come from these islands. I hope that he recovers to enjoy a happier few twilight years.

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Post by Derbymanc Tue 16 Dec 2014, 1:02 pm

Hope he gets well soon. Only found out about him after randomly finding his autobiography onboard.

Seemed to hold a lot of anger about the Duran loss which led to some issues. Sounded like a decent fella though and had to fight for everything.

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Post by trottb Tue 16 Dec 2014, 1:07 pm

Hopefully he manages to get through this and live a better life after. Such a shame to hear about another sporting star losing their way after retiring.

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Post by Strongback Tue 16 Dec 2014, 6:31 pm

I was watching a few Bucanan videos at lunchtime from the days of his pomp and whats clear to see is how confident and articulate he was. Watching recent interviews shows how damaging addiction can be. Classy little fighter with a great jab and movement.

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Post by ShahenshahG Tue 16 Dec 2014, 7:11 pm

Sorry to hear that. Best of luck to you on your road to recovery

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Post by 88Chris05 Wed 17 Dec 2014, 8:54 am

A guy who never really got the recognition or acclaim that he deserved on these shores during his career, and who hasn't found peace in retirement. Shame. All the best to him in his recovery.
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Post by catchweight Mon 22 Dec 2014, 9:24 pm

Apparently the ex boxer John Duddy is playing Ken Buchanan in an upcoming film about Roberto Duran. DeNiro is playing Durans trainer.

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Post by kingraf Mon 22 Dec 2014, 9:32 pm

Usher* is playing Ray Leonard in that film. Will be quite interested to check it out. Won't be as good as the 30-for-30 doccie where Leonard looked like he wanted to beat a confession out of Duran. My favourite 30-for-30

*Usher is the early 2000s pop star who wasn't beaten to a pulp by Mickey Rourke in a music video
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Post by catchweight Mon 22 Dec 2014, 9:34 pm

Leonard still looks young enough to play himself.

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Post by Herman Jaeger Mon 22 Dec 2014, 9:43 pm

catchweight wrote:Apparently the ex boxer John Duddy is playing Ken Buchanan in an upcoming film about Roberto Duran. DeNiro is playing Durans trainer.


What's his Scottish accent like?

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Post by catchweight Mon 22 Dec 2014, 9:48 pm

Probably lost on an American audience one way or another I would guess.

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Post by Valero's Conscience Tue 23 Dec 2014, 12:11 pm

Feel sorry for the lack of acknowledgement the general British boxing fans give Ken as I reckon 90% of fans under the age of 30 have no idea who he is.

Ps - Duddy could speak in a Welsh accent and most wouldn't know any different!

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Post by Strongback Tue 23 Dec 2014, 4:08 pm

Duddy has landed a few small acting parts.  The Duran movie is the second role he will play alongside DeNiro.  Appears Bobby has a bit of time for Duddy.

Inbetween the acting jobs Duddy works as a removal man in New York.  Thomas Hauser  wrote a good article on how Duddy was ripped off by his manager and.promoter who happened to be brothers.

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