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Date: 03/27/13 12:32 PM

19 Responses to Downs Syndrome Boxing

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    tomtailford Male 18-29
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    March 27, 2013 at 12:32 pm
    Link: Downs Syndrome Boxing - Danny Mardell Junior, a young man with downs syndrome, wins his boxing match!
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    March 27, 2013 at 12:38 pm
    And here I was thinking it was legit... bah!
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 27, 2013 at 12:42 pm
    Ummmm is my vision impaired or were they punching in slow motion??
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    March 27, 2013 at 12:44 pm
    this is what tracy morgan was trying to tell everyone
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    xXBrodieXx Male 30-39
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    March 27, 2013 at 12:54 pm
    Having worked with those dealing with developmental disabilities I think this was fantastic. You know how much that made his day, whoever the boxer is is a hell of a guy.
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    ak4775 Male 30-39
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    March 27, 2013 at 1:09 pm
    Oh I see, it`s literally a charity bout.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    March 27, 2013 at 1:14 pm
    Whenever I see these I`m waiting for the day when the actual boxer screws up and accidentally throws a real punch. Like when Richard Pryor was talking about boxing Muhammad Ali at a charity event.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    March 27, 2013 at 1:15 pm
    Mmmmmm gotta love fixed boxing. I wonder if the DS kid was in on it?
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    March 27, 2013 at 5:06 pm
    This seems like a great idea but I have a couple of well intentioned questions. The DS guy appears to understand all of the rules of boxing but can`t tell his opponent`s punches are held back and really light? If so, is it a good idea to tell someone who can`t comprehend that that he`s a badass fighter?
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    March 27, 2013 at 7:23 pm
    Of course he won, if he didn`t we`d have to stone the other guy for being better than a retard at something.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 27, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    In order to be "inclusive" we put them on exhibition.
    It used to be more honest, they called it a Freak Show out front.
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    FAKEBACON Male 18-29
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    March 27, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    Sad on many levels.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    March 27, 2013 at 8:38 pm
    Does it really help Down Syndrome people to see one their own in a fake fight, where another boxer taps him instead of hitting? Poor muscle tone is part of DS (you can see it here), and it seemed preposterous going in that this kid would be in a real fight. It just seems pointless to me.
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    djwajda Male 40-49
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    March 28, 2013 at 12:37 am
    I don`t agree with the boxing, or mma part of it for that matter. However feeling useful or important is all people like this guy got. He may or may not realize the fight was `fixed` but I`m pretty sure it doesn`t matter to him either way. He accomplished something, plain and simple.
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    ScissorFox Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2013 at 2:40 am
    Hmm. This seems fixed to me. I put my money on the big guy and lost it all.
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    tomtailford Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2013 at 8:23 am
    Danny Junior was raising money for the Downs Syndrome Association.

    Danny`s dad (Danny Senior) was a professional boxer, and passed away at an early age while out jogging in London, and his Son wanted to carry on in his footsteps.

    Now Danny Junior & his mum Carol Mardell continue to raise money for charity, and I think this bout was a great introduction for Danny - there may be more to come in the future!
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    March 28, 2013 at 8:32 am
    It`s for charity, and it probably made this kids year! Go easy on them.
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    insane_ai Male 30-39
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    March 28, 2013 at 8:33 am
    Where was his opponent? I saw a guy stumbling around in the ring not doing much but he didn`t look like a referree to me.
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    bophus Male 30-39
    474 posts
    March 28, 2013 at 10:51 am
    So they gave the guy with DS a helmet? were they worried he would get brain damage?

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