Shocking and controversial moments in the noble art of boxing
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Billy Collins Jr. Is Blinded from Loaded Gloves
In a fight with Luis Resto, Billy Collins Jr.'s fate as a boxer would be sealed. 14 Fights undefeated Collins had a bright future, but this fight proved otherwise. Luis won the decision of the victory, but they later discovered his gloves were loaded with plaster. Collins was blinded and Resto got 2 and a half years in prison. Collins later had succum to alcoholism and died in a car wreck, possibly a suicide.
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"He has his hair that big to hide his horns."-Larry Holmes.
I choose to not let bias in my way, but King is a scumbag. Don King robbed boxers of money and made threats. Lennox Lewis sued him for not allowing Tyson to rematch him. Tyson sued for him stealing 100 Million dollars from him. Terry Norris sued him for stealing money, Holmes said King cheated him out of money. Ali sued him for under payment. He is no saint, he also killed a man for trying to rob his illegal bookmaking operation.
Mike Tyson said the following quote about his former friend."(King is) a wretched, slimy, reptilian mother******. This is supposed to be my 'black brother' right? He's just a bad man, a real bad man. He would kill his own mother for a dollar. He's ruthless, he's deplorable, he's greedy, and he doesn't know how to love anybody."
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Margarito Loads His Gloves
In a bout with Sugar Shane Mosley a trainer observed a powder on Margarito's gloves. Antonio had been busted for the same thing that blinded Billy Collins. Margarito lost the fight anyhow, and suffered a year long suspension.
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The Phantom Punch
The Rematch of Sonny Liston Vs Muhammad Ali for the World Heavyweight title is most the talked about controversy in all of boxing. In the first round Liston was dropped by a hook, but as many would claim, Sonny wasn't touched. Liston later claimed he threw the fight to avoid being killed by Muslim extremists. However many around stated they saw the punch land.