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Oscar Natalio “Ringo” Bonavena He was always judged for his controversial and innovative media play, as well as for his appearances in places of


Oscar Natalio “Ringo” Bonavena He was always judged for his controversial and innovative media play, as well as for his appearances in places of exit and public attendance.

In the words of his son Natalie Bonavena during an exclusive interview for LEFT PUNCH, those rumors were never true and were unfounded. He was disciplined.

“They always ask me if my dad was not to train Can you imagine a boxer going to fight Ali without training, or going 30 rounds with Frazier without preparing?“, I ask. “The first with Frazier, he did not win it because he was in the United States. She threw it to the mat and everything.”

For Nataliothe first fight that his father had with joe frazier It was unique and one of the most relevant of his plausible career. He even had a chance to defeat him, and make history.

He threw it twice, and I could have beat him Can you imagine that it is possible for a bum to endure 45 rounds against two of the best in the history of the sport? He was in the heyday of heavyweight. The best, they were all at the same time and they fought against my old man, ”he said.

Ringo Bonavena in one of his training sessions.

The era of heavyweights in which Ringo Bonavena participated

The race of Oscar Natalio Bonavena it ran from 1964 to 1976. Not only was it contemporary with the golden age of heavyweight, but it also put on shows there.

They were all beasts, but none were like Ali and Frazier“, said. My old man’s fight with Aliit was the prelude to fight with Frazier for the title. They all came crushed to the fight for the title”.

Also, Natalie Bonavena remembered the words that he himself Muhammad Ali had for his father, once the fight that both had in December 1970 ended.

Ali said my old man was the toughest rival he ever hadAnd we always keep it in mind. For me, it is the best in history, and I saw little of it. He was a beast, and the most complete of all. Really, amazing,” she finished.