What became of Dennis "Mad Dog" Downey?

Discussion in 'Kickboxing' started by TM77, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. TM77

    TM77 Valued Member

    In the mid 80s I remember watching PKA kickboxing and there was wild acting fighter named Dennis "Mad Dog" Downey. This guy was off the hook in and out of the ring. The last I heard he was arrested for assault and sent to prison. Does anyone know where he is now?
     
  2. Kiborg

    Kiborg Valued Member

    He lives in Keansburg, New Jersey.
     
  3. d0ugbug

    d0ugbug learning to smile

    I thought he made a name for himself as a better fighter in the str33ts than in the ring!?
     
  4. Kwajman

    Kwajman Penguin in paradise....

    He died of rabies....get it? Mad dog...rabies BWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA. I gotta stop drinking this early in the day.
     
  5. TM77

    TM77 Valued Member


    Corny, but it made me laugh.
     
  6. Sifu Karl Adhihetty

    Sifu Karl Adhihetty New Member

    Do I remember?!!!!! What an entertaining fighter he was! Yeah I heard he had his problems with the law for many years. Just recently hear more about him when I came across a fella on facebook that knows him. Sadly there is not much good news...The man is not well. <Contact details removed>
     
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  7. Imbigdog

    Imbigdog New Member

    He’s alive and kicking on the streets of Keansburg. He was once a very talented fighter in the ring and out. Regardless of what Joe Lewis said he was talking out his a$$. Mad Dog became the #1 middleweight contender when Jean-Yeves Theriaut was champion. They had talked with Theriaut’s camp on several occasions. But the fight never happened. Mad dog was arrested as has been previously reported. But at the time he was the #1 contender he was managed and trained by three Keansburg Police Officers.
     
  8. Sifu Karl Adhihetty

    Sifu Karl Adhihetty New Member

    Actually I recently was contacted by a caregiver who takes care of him. Apparently he has health issues. I am currently looking to put together a DVD of as many fights of his as I can find and then send it to his caregiver to present to Dennis. Anybody who has some of Dennis' fights on VHS or DVD kindly contact me.
    Thanks!
     
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  9. Margaret Benbow

    Margaret Benbow New Member

     
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  10. Margaret Benbow

    Margaret Benbow New Member

    Where can I get in touch with his caregiver? My # (# deleted)
     
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  11. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Mod Note: Sorry, we don't allow personal information to be posted as a safety precaution. Once you have posted enough, you enable the PM function and can converse that way. :)
     
  12. Margaret Benbow

    Margaret Benbow New Member

    Dennis is doing much much better, he's lived at my home the past 11 years n his personal business about his health should not be post on any website without his permission.
     
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    Margaret Benbow New Member

     
  14. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter


    So.......you don't know his caregiver, even though he lives with you? How is that?:confused:

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  15. Margaret Benbow

    Margaret Benbow New Member

    You dont allow
    Hes in a facility the past few months which I still feel the above comment should be deleted with his health issues . A request for his past fights which are on YouTube btw would have been a sufficient without giving out his health info. I have his taped fights. Some upset him. Hes not going to like being "suprised". I guess this person doesn't know him too well...
     
  16. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Mod Note: Specific details posted here about Mr. Downey's health has been replaced by the mod team with a generic reference. We are doing so to respect his right to privacy regarding these matters.
     
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