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Boxing – 1983 – Tim Ryan Interviews Joe Bugner & Wife Marlene On 10 Rnd Heavywt Marvis Frazier Bout

Joe Bugner is a Hungarian-born British-Australian former heavyweight boxer and actor…..who holds triple nationality….being a citizen of Hungary and a naturalized citizen of both Australia and the United Kingdom. As an actor, he is best known for his role in the 1994 action film Street Fighter….when he played alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme and Raul Julia.

Born in Szőreg, a southeastern suburb of Szeged in southern Hungary….Bugner and his family fled after the 1956 Soviet invasion and settled in Britain. Standing at 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) with a prime weight of around 220 pounds (100 kg)….Bugner twice held the British and British Commonwealth heavyweight titles….and was a three-time European heavyweight champion…..while he was ranked among the world’s top ten heavyweights in the 1970’s……when fighting such opponents as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ron Lyle, Jimmy Ellis, Manuel Ramos, Chuck Wepner, Earnie Shavers, Henry Cooper, Brian London, Greg Page and James Tillis….as he fought for the world heavyweight championship in 1975….while losing a unanimous decision to Muhammad Ali….which was his 2nd unanimous decision loss to The Greatest.

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