Sunday, 22 June 2014 04:00
Successful street fighter steps into the ring... and pays a price (Video)Written by Leroy Cleveland
Successful street fighter wanted to be a boxer.
Kenny Rainford TKO 1 Brian Sutherland
March 9, 1993
Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, USA
Division: Light Heavyweights
Broadcast: USA Tuesday Night Fights
Kenny Rainford (2-1) vs Brian Sutherland (0-1)
- This might be the worst display of "boxing" in a professional prizefight ever thanks to the guy in the blue trunks.
- Brian Sutherland (blue trunks), who claimed to have never lost a street fight, didn't know the first thing about boxing. How did he get past security?
Sutherland started boxing because he was apparently a good street fighter and figured he might as well get paid for his ...ummm... "craft."
- But Sutherland had no business in the ring. He couldn't even throw a punch. And how about that footwork?
- His defense? Well, there was nothing remotely resembling defense. No skills!
- Boxing is an art. It's world's apart from street fighting.
- Unbelievably, perhaps due to scheduling glitches, this bout was actually aired in the States on the popular cable network USA on Tuesday Night Fights.
- Yes, Brian Sutherland was on national television!
- The laughing commentators... Classic!