Steven Seagal should be ashamed of himself. Watching him fight now is like watching a fat man wax on and wax off in slow motion. They don’t bother keeping the camera on him during fight scenes any more. Dolph Lundgren would never let himself go like that. How money is he? Robbers broke into his house in Spain back in April only to flee when they realized it was Drago ‘s house. He wasn’t even there at the time. That’s why he has his own mural (pictured above) in Damascus, Syria. Where’s Seagal’s? Nowhere. Him dead and him don’t even know it.
This video is amost 10 years old but it’s new to us. This could be dirtier than Tyson biting Holyfield’s ear. James “The Harlem Hammer” Butler lost by unanimous decision to Richard “The Alien” Grant in a 2001 fight. Butler had his gloves removed after the fight and approached Grant to supposedly offer some congratulatory love. The Alien got a little more than he expected.
Grant was knocked out and received a broken jaw. Unfortunately for Butler, the police decided to listen to the announcer. They arrested and charged him with aggravated assault. He eventually moved up to murder. In 2006, he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and arson in the death of Sam Kellerman, the brother of boxing analyst Max Kellerman. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Did we mention that the boxing match was a charity event for 9/11 victims? Stay classy, Hammer.
When it comes to boxing, there’s little question that HBO is at the top of their game. They’ve done it again with their documentary “Thrilla in Manila” which premieres Saturday night at 8 PM. It goes behind the scenes of the legendary final fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in the Philippines as well as the bitter rivalry between the two fighters.
Simply stated, this documentary makes for fascinating viewing. It delves into the broken relationship between Ali and Frazier – mostly from Frazier’s point of view. To call Frazier bitter would be an understatement however he isn’t unjustified. Viewers get a look at Ali that shows a side not often considered or known by those who fete him as a hero. He attacked his former friend using insults that were not just personally degrading but also racist and opened a rift that has yet to be closed. This was especially surprising considering how much Frazier supported him during his suspension by giving him money and fighting for his reinstatement.
Interviews with members of both camps as well as Imelda Marcos and Ali autobiographer Thomas Hauser give insight into the politics behind the fight, a relationship that went from brotherhood to contempt and the divergent paths taken by the two fighters after Manila.
Thrilla in Manila premieres on HBO at 8:00 PM Saturday night.
Stick around afterwards for Pacquiao/Hatton 24/7 at 9:30 PM. It’ll be hard to match De La Hoya/Mayweather 24/7 due to the lack of crazy ass Mayweather but we have faith in Pacquiao. Let’s hope for some celebrity cameos from Hatton fans Wayne Rooney and Oasis.
Meet Brian Sutherland from Shelby, NC. What he lacks in boxing skill he makes up with one strong ass mullet.
The commentators show no mercy towards this pathetic display that would even embarrass Glass Joe.
Link via The Guardian