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Posted on 09/23/2013 2:13:42 AM PDT by lowbridge
Of all the people this unfortunate man could have picked a fight with, he just had to chose a former world champion.
Minding his own business, Rocky Lockridge, who in his prime beat Roger Mayweather, uncle of Floyd, to win the WBA super-featherweight title, is approached by a man shouting abuse.
He faces up to the former boxer while onlookers attempt to persuade Lockridge not to take action. But he ignores them and delivers a left-right combination which leaves his aggressor out cold.
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Not THAT is going to leave a mark.
He didn't start it, but he sure finished it--and fast.
...alligator mouth wrote a check parakeet a$$ couldn’t cover..
Don’t mess around with people named Rocky.
You got knocked the F*** out!
But seriously, fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life................stupid.
Talk sh#t, get hit.
Life is hard... it’s even harder when you are stupid!
(not mine... love to know who said it.)
Rocky’s got a problem.
His hands are/were licensed.
He might be charged with assault with a weapon.
All professional pugilists know this.
So what’s the background here? Why was this individual abusing the ex-boxer? Also, after the ex-boxer knocked him to the ground, his “friends” gathered around him and were giggling like schoolgirls as he lied on the pavement. What’s that all about?
That blows me away, ONE PUNCH, and Rocky was ready to go after him if he dared to get up again. Love it!
Evidence shows Rocky was minding his own business when accosted by a drunk who was part of a gang. Drunk made it a part of his busy day to walk into Champ’s personal space with what appeared to be a weapon (large can). Champ took reasonable means to defend himself.
Put me on the jury.
Who’s gonna press charges?
Dunno, but if I saw some drunk foul-mouthed shiite-talking fool trying to start a fight with someone who I knew was a professional fighter, I’d think ‘this is gonna be GOOD’. I might get my phone out too.
The state license board if they get wind of it.
Got a relative who does that in another state.
At the very least, they’ll ask questions.
I’m not the one saying its right, I’m just saying a pro fighter lives by a different set of rules. And busy body bureauKaRATZ just love their thimble full of power.
Make that 45-9 with 37 KOs!
Check out Snopes...they have a discussion on it there and determined that it cannot be proven (kind of hard to prove a negative). At any rate, nobody could find any laws specifically stating that hands should be registered as lethal weapon. Most likely, it has to do with braggadocio - who wouldn't want to go around telling people they had to register their hands as lethal weapons!
Wow, the definitive “hold my beer” moment.
You can tell a “master”, they make it look as easy as rolling out of bed. Definitely a Professor of The Sweet Science.
It's a black thang.
I wish I could “stand my ground” with only my fists. Terroristic threats at 2 feet = self defense.
Reading the comments here was interesting. A couple of months ago, there was a story about a black guy who punched a white guy in New York. The story was a lot like this one — the white guy was drunk, fell into the black guy’s table. The black guy tries to help the white guy stand up, but the white guy claims the black guy is trying to start a fight. White guy started trash-talking the guy’s wife, called them the n-word. THe black guy punches the white guy, he falls over and hits his head.
Most commenters attacked the black guy and argued that you couldn’t just beat up a guy for speech. Said it was one of those “justice for Trayvon” stories, etc.
But here, all the comments support the fighter hitting the guy for verbal abuse, seeming to accept the idea that sometimes, words can be met with physical response. An argument I tried to make in the previous discussion, when I was then called names.
Relative WORKS FOR the State of Washington.
His job (and has been for 30 years) is to REGISTER all pugilists who fight in the state. Most states have this. If you can’t get a license, you can’t fight professionally in the state.
Its not the “hands” per se, but the fighter himself (now herself too). But his office has investigated fighters who have gotten into deep doo doo, and one of the charges is assault with a weapon.
Snopes sometimes gets it wrong.