Jack and Joe Mesi beat the drum loudly at Seneca Casino
Last week Joe Mesi and his father/manager Jack were guests of Seneca Nation President Maurice â€œMoeâ€? John at the Seneca Casinoâ€™s â€œInaugural Ball.â€? Also in attendance was Niagara Falls Mayor Vince Anello, who recently called Mesi â€œan economic development tool for our region.â€?
â€œMayor Anello gave another supportive speech on Joeâ€™s behalf and Joe spoke as well,â€? Jack Mesi said on Wednesday, according to the Niagara Gazette.
Mesi (33-0, 26 KOs) is known as â€œBuffaloâ€™s Third Franchiseâ€? and he would like nothing better than to fight at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park. He also expects to get a shot at the heavyweight title sometime in the next two years.
Before and after each of Joeâ€™s four matches this year, he was tested and fortunately thereâ€™s been no reoccurrence of the head injury that forced his early retirement from the ring three years ago.
â€œItâ€™s no longer a medical issue,â€? Joe said at a recent press conference held at the Knights of Columbus in Niagara Falls. â€œNow itâ€™s a political issue.â€?
Mesi is eager to be reinstated in his home state of New York and is brandishing a five-page report by neurosurgeons explaining his injury in detail, emphasizing that he is in good health and able to continue his pro boxing career without undue risk.
We canâ€™t help but admire the Mesisâ€™ tenacity and quest, but this is one instance where the deck is stacked, maybe even rightfully so for once, against the father/son team. Read more at the BLOG
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