Yeah but I've heard claims by an old school trainer that he fed the likes of Duran and other champs he trained a special mix in their fights to give them a whole lot of energy.. Hence a lot of late fight KO's!
Wow very interesting RG, bet you some saw wicked things in the camps homes and entourages with the GOAT. Wonder what great inspiration he was able to provide to a young sponge..
But that's a nice way of thinking about it too, I'm not sure what PL had to gain from tampering with the gloves in that fight. Found the doc, about to start watching.
Well I'm not surprised by that!! But Panam has an incredible knowledge of the sport. Would be nice to have a drink and watch a fight with him.. I'ma keep my eye's on his hands though he shadier than a dark alley with no lights!
YUP! The award-winning producer of that doc is/was an archmaster of optical illusions and half truths.
And trainers -- 95 percent -- who look out for the pugs and protect them, seem to always become $capegoat$. These trainers, at the bottom of the pay list just above the cut men, are blamed for all the losses and/or inappropriate behavior of meddling hanger ons and negligent officials, inspectors and doctors.
Great and good trainers are like the oath -- "Primum non nocere" (First, do no harm.) -- of doctors.
These ringside doctors, New Jack $ & ¢ coaches, inspectors and a few of the commissioners should try that oath.
Cali and Texas have had some of the worst commissioners ever. New York has had too many political, jingoistic ones.
Great trainers don't give their fighters illegal syet. They know what foods, herbs and spices will turn their pugs in to smart wrecking machines or King Kongs or a beat-your-arse gorillas. Holla!
Guys...the last 10 posts or so have had nothing to do with the lawsuit filed by the grieving family of Magomed Abdusalamov. They've been about optical illusions (don't believe all you see and Panama Lewis.
What I am gonna' do is start a new thread. It's gonna' be on the June 16, 1983 fight between Luis Resto & Billy Collins Jr. and on the doc which ran on HBO a few years ago called "Assault in the Ring." Naturally, Panama Lewis' name will most likely be mentioned in every post.
Let's keep the posts here focused on the Abdusalamov family's lawsuit.
Well Luis Resto admitted to knowing what went on toward the end of the doc.. That was a very interesting. He doesn't seem like he's come to terms with what he did at all, and without boxing his life really fell apart. He's back in the ring now though, well atleast in the corner.. Still it's not nice to see any fighter in that position, he did his time but the guilt nor regret seems to have left him.
Nice latin RG, and exactly on point. Great trainers don't give their fighters illegal ish at all.. Would love to one day have a stable of smart wrecking machines. Have you ever considered taking up the mitts?
Edit: Didn't see your post whilst I was writing Commish, looking forward to the thread and everyone's input!
Amayseng: "Fight" doctors don't go through any special training to work with a commission on fight night. Our docs were either Neurologists, GP's, or plastic surgeons. All of the docs who were on my staff were highly-skilled, brilliant MD's with a profound love and understanding of boxing.
We had an eye specialist who was one of the finest in the country, and ditto for several plastic surgeons, heart specialists, orthopedic surgeons and hand surgeons.
A quick story about one of my upstate plastic surgeons: At a boxing show one night, two fighters accidentally butted heads. One of them stepped away with a nasty cut over an eyebrow, causing the fight to be stopped. I walked over to the plastic surgeon and said, "Looks like you've got your work cut out for you, Doc."
He laughed and said, "You think that cut is gonna' be tough to fix?"
"Is it gonna' be tough?" I asked.
"Let me tell you a story," he began. "Around 4:00 this morning, I got a call that a car accident victim was brought in. His arm was severed above the elbow. I got to the hospital minutes before the accident victim did. There, I met with a vascular team and an orthopedic team. We were in the O.R. for 13 hours. We re-attached his arm. He is gonna' be fine. You can barely see where I sutured his arm back together with a few hundred sutures. Do you really think this head butt cut is gonna' be a tough job?"
A half hour later, the fighter emerged from the dressing room looking like he was ready to fight. I couldn't even see the 20 stitches.
"Easy job," said the Doc. "A beginner could do what I just did!" We both laughed.
The docs I employed, and at most state A.C.'s, are highly-skilled, highly-trained medical men. They can handle heart attacks, seizures, cuts, gashes, eye injuries, ear bites and concussions.
They need no special training to learn about boxing. Most of them are die-hard fans who have been in and around the sport for years.
I just don't know what happened in New York the night Magomed Abdusalamov.