QUOTE(ROLL DEEP @ Nov 15 2007, 10:04 PM) [snapback]365325[/snapback]
Oi! Hahahahaha.....that was pretty harsh....but funny
Is your oldman a limey theif from Brum? Ha...we sent all the riff raff over to Auzzie land,
Nah my family are Geordie, Taff, Paddy, Jock & Cockney with a bit of spic thrown in. You wonder why I am a mixed up bastard.
BTW my great great great..... grandfather Bill "the Nailer" Stevens was heavyweight bareknuckle champion & regarded as the first champion to fix a prizefight
Backed by the long suffering Duke of Cumberland (who lost a fortune when Slack beat Broughton) he entertained the challenge of one Bill “The Nailer” Stevens. Stevens was a self-admitted crook and Cumberland was no doubt the mark in this scam which allowed Slack to give up the ‘burden’ of The Title and make one last decent payday at the Duke’s expense. This was the first known modern Championship fix which saw The Title change hands. Cumberland was so incensed by this second massive gambling loss that he successfully lobbied to ban boxing in England.
Bill Stevens, the new Champion, cared nothing for The Title, nor for boxing. In fact, he and his new business partner, the former Champion, set about a repeat of the fix which had turned such a profit. Warming to his new career as promoter, Slack produced and then backed one George Meggs, he then bought Bill Stevens and sold The Title to Meggs in another fix which saw both Slack and Stevens profit 50 pounds. Stevens - a squealer as well as a crook - later admitted to the fix claiming, “I got 50 guineas more than I should otherwise have done by letting George beat me and damn me ain't I the same man still?"