Posted On:1/30/2010 2:07am
Originally Posted by War Wheel
Spoke with Armed Forces Athletics boxing, and USA boxing today. Waiting for the right people to call me back.
I guess I unrecusing myself, at least as far as establishing certain facts of the record go. Now I'm curious.
If you can't investigate someone close you aren't an investigator. I don't see a problem you are to anal and honest to hide anything good or bad.
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Posted On:1/30/2010 11:41am
Style: Submission Grappling
Originally Posted by It is Fake
you are to anal and honest to hide anything good or bad.
I won't hide anything for sure. In this case I was just being anal about appearances, and then realized it wasn't necessary.
I bet you say that to all the girls.
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Posted On:2/23/2010 11:21am
Style: Kenpo & Jiu-Jitsu
Any word from the AFB, or update on the investigation?
Posted On:2/23/2010 12:49pm
So far I have been unable to find any organization (or individual) that tracked ammy boxing back that far.
Posted On:2/23/2010 1:45pm
Style: running scared
I will be checking in with my last source tonight. If it goes like all others have, there is no written proof of the statements made by Demile. That does not mean they are false, just that the air force has no record of base fights.
Posted On:2/24/2010 12:45am
He says he was the Air Force HW boxing champion I would think that would mean the entire Air Force.
I'm not having any luck finding anyone to talk to from either of the two bases he would have been posted on in Alaska.
His website hasn't responded to any questions I have asked.
Posted On:2/24/2010 2:10pm
I met with my last possible lead last night and no luck.
Posted On:3/02/2010 12:51am
I got a return email from Mr. Demile.
"Wow, talk about the past. It was over 50 years ago. I have trouble
remembering 20 years ago. All I remember was most of my fights were in
Fairbanks and they were not only with the Air Force but with the army that
was attached to our base. The championship bouts for the different
divisions took place in Anchorage. Most of the fights took play during
the winter, which was long and cold. Most of us who boxed in our unit did
so to keep from having to work on the flightline which was often 50 or 60
below zero. The fights were refered to as "smokers" and were often only
three rounds at two minutes a round. We would often fought two or three
times in one day depending on how many competitors there were. It sounded
like I was a good fighter, but to tell the truth the guys I fought were
not that good. They were goldbricks like me who did not want to go
outside into the cold. The good fighters were in the Navy and Marines,
which we never had to fight. Since I was brought up in an Orphanage I
liked to fight. I still have a Neanderthal mentality when it comes to
fighting and it was what allowed me to survive, not only in the ring, but
in the street. My memory is vague on those years, but I know they were a
lot of fun."
> Hello Mr Demile,
> I was wondering if you could give a little more information on your boxing
> career in the Air Force.
> I enjoy amateur boxing and find your boxing record to be amazing.
> I was wondering if you could answer a couple questions for me.
> How long did it take you to become Air Force HW champion and who did you
> fight for the championship?
> Did the fight take place on one of the air bases in Alaska where you were
> stationed or did they fly you to CONUS to fight in a tournament?
> Thank you very much,
Doesn't really answer the question if he was "The" Air Force HW champion or not but it seems more likely he was "A" Air Force HW champion.
Perhaps less Bullshido and more embellishment than anything else. Not too sure where the line is drawn.
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