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LEO LOUCKS FIRST WORLD TITLE SHOT 1983
These are from 1984, I think.
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I knew the Loucks from Patterson Street, East End. Then I met you when I worked at Bullwinkles and you were at Rockys in 1984. I was setting up and you came up and introduced yourself. I said "ya sure, you're THE Leo Loucks." Then you laid a foot flat up against my face with 1/2 an inch to spare. One of the best moments in my life. I have loved UFC and MMA ever since. My cousin in-law was Casey Patton, always loved boxing. My son does security for the hospitals and has looked into Exeter. I am very proud to have been "put in my place" by you.
Love your work Scott. Pretty cool to take a trip down memory lane and see these photos. I fought on the undercard that night (that's me with Leo in the change room waiting for our fights). Cheers. Mike
hi leo you should update your photo on the website of "the most famous people from london ontario" it mentions you but everybody has a photo except you!! Hope all is well... linda mescia nice photos by the way...you are way young!! omg Say ho to your mom for me.
I remember Leo training at the Martial Arts Fitness Center under the Quebec Street Bridge in London Ontario. After a work out it was amazing to watch Leo spare with his ring partner. I remember he was never to busy to help a student out with some refining techniques to Kata's or answer questions on the best direction your training could go to improve your skills. It was also nice to see Leo joined the London Police Service as an SRT member. My family slept great at night knowing he was on duty. God bless you leo and all you have done.
I just typed Leo's name in to google after seeing an article on MMA just now and was delighted to find this site. It's been 40 years since Leo and I trained together and needless to say he ecclipsed everyone in our dojo. I hope he is well. I remember him as a good kid and a hard fighter.
leo loucks...proud to know him from London...mADEUS PROUD
Thats mii familee e- mai me leo mii moms nayme is deanna!!
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This gallery never ceases to amaze me. Wonderful stuff here.
I met Leroy in the ring twice during our fighting days. He was a gifted athlete and and gentleman and he has my undying respect. I was sorry to hear about the shooting but I'm not surprised he's bounced back, he is a very tough individual. If anyone could forward an address and phone number for Leroy I'd love to get in touch with him. I'm still involved in the sport, it is a great way to stay in shape. Amir Rasinlic, Brad Fowler, Bernie Tapp and myself have recently opened up "Round One Boxing and Kickboxing" at 1010 Dundas St. London, Ontario N5W-3A3 ph 519-451-1BOX (1269).
I just wanted to thank you for posting these excellent pics of Leo. Leo was my old kickboxing coach in London, ON a few years ago when I still lived out east. He is a really inspiring guy with an amazing attitude toward doing anything requiring tough work! At the time of my training and learning kickboxing, I believe Leo was in his early 40's. All of the students in his class were much younger than him, but he always wore everyone out in the workouts...and that was after he had come in to work out for an hour and a half before our hour and a half class!!!! Thanks again for posting the pics. You took some really amazing photos of a guy who was in the process of defining himself as a man. Great work!
BW suits very well to the subject. Perfectly mastered as usual by you Scott. Voted.
Peggy I can tell you that Leo does check the site, so he will get back to you. Regards!
Anyone got an email address for Leo, my husband Ron Day would like to contact him
My kid's attnneded Leroy's Tournament in Baltimore this weekend. Leroy has fully recovered from the gunshot wounds.and looks great. I'll ask my Sensei about how to contact Leroy.
Noel, we are working on a opening a club in the near future within the London area. I will post on here once we get open. That is sad to hear about Leroy Taylor as I watched that fight on video many times and that was one of Leo's toughest fights. Hopefully he gets well soon. Is there anyway to get some of these pictures as I know Leo would love to have some of these. Let me know as I may be seeing him sometime this summer.
Now that is very sad to hear. Leroy was a gifted athlete and a kind soul.I met him after the fight, he was very quiet and it was a pleasure to spend a few minutes with him. Please let him know this site is here and I will get some prints off to him. I will need him to contact me. Thanks in advance. Leo will be upset about that news, but I will be sure to let him know.
My son is being trained by a former student of Leroy Taylor. Sensei Leroy comes in and helps out every other month. Leroy was shot several times by some kids, who mistook him for someone else and luckily has recovered. He does great work with Kids in the Baltimore area. How can I get some prints made from thses pictures?
I was training with Leo's group last year and they had moved out to a place just north of London on Hwy 4. Does anyone know if they are still there? If not, where did they move to?
I spoke with Leo tonight and the other fighters name is Leroy Taylor.
I met Leo at a Karate club in the early eighties. When I learned he would be fighting for the world title, I asked to hang out for the week with my camera. Leo agreed as long as I did'nt use flash. At the time I was in my second year of college. Kodak had just come out with 1000 asa B&W, so that was my choice. It was a great fight, very close. In the end if my memory is right it was a split decision. In the sixth round Leo suffered a severe cut over his left eye, but they let him continue. In the seventh round Leo lost a point for not throwing enough kicks during that round. It is mandatory that each fighter throw seven kicks per round. The win then went to the other fighter. Leo did go on to win the World Title two years later. Both Leo and myself went on to careers as Police Officers. Leo went to a Tactical Team, and I went into Forensics (CSI). We both still are working in our fields.
If any one knows the name of the other fighter please email me. I think his first name was Leroy and he was from the Baltimore area. He was World Champion in 1983.
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