Pitting two Famous Protagonists-each from one of these most Popular Combat Sports-
against one another has been part of Folklore for many Decades!!
Probably to the Layman the most Memorable such Contest was when MUHAMMAD ALI-
Boxing's WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT Champion 'took on' ANTONIO INOKI-then Holding one
of Wrestling's WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT Titles!-As a Spectacle this 'Match' wasn't great BUT
as a Money-Spinning Venture it was a sure-fire Winner!!
The Promotional Genius that was PAUL LINCOLN was straight onto this and brought RANDY
TURPIN into his Stable!-Apart from Anything else this former WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT
Boxing Champion was a really Popular Character as well!!
Initially Staging Boxer vs. Wrestler Top of the Bill Contests to get TURPIN up and running-
RANDY was Trained and soon became a full-fledged Wrestler in his own right!
TURPIN vs Wrestlers almost exclusively ended in Knock Out Wins for the ex-Boxer-his
'Victims' included LEON ARRAS-This resulting in the Power in his hands!-Although not
allowed to Punch all TURPIN needed to do was land open-handed heavy blows to the
head which was usually enough to incapacitate his Adversary!!
Article to follow++ one of my Rare YELLOW GRANADA MINI-POSTER/FLYERS
Headlining one such TURPIN Bout!-Look out for GEORGE KIDD and WHITE ANGEL
on the same Bill!!
What do YOU think regarding the Merit of such Bouts?-LINCOLN did well with them!!